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Boost your Immune System Naturally with Broccoli

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Broccoli is one of the best vegetables you can eat to promote good health, and help prevent many often devastating health problems including hypertension, diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis and allergies. And the good news for people who struggle to grow broccoli in their own kitchen gardens (because it does have a tendency to bolt before the ...

Top 10 Trend-setting Vegetables

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It’s not just fashion, hairstyles and interior design that have changing trends, even vegetables can be trend setters. The online Canadian foodie magazine, bon appétit traced vegetable trends over a period of more than four decades, and published there top ten list of trend-setting vegetables this week. Top Ten Trend-Setting Vegetables Avocado Pears were the greatest trend setters ...

Recent Study: The Life of a Vegetable Continues After Harvest

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A recent scientific study published in Current Biology reveals that vegetables continue to “live” for some time after they have been harvested, showing that the life of a vegetable does not end when it is picked. Two of the benefits of this for cabbages and other brassicas are that: anti-cancer properties form after the brassica has been ...

Are you Growing Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Kale?

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Currently regarded as one of the most healthy vegetables on Planet Earth, kale is packed full of nutrients, has incredible health benefits, and when well prepared, has a delicious flavour. It is easy to grow, needs minimal care, and will reward you with an awesome harvest for much longer than most of the other veggies ...

Romanesco: an Intriguing Vegetable

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Romanesco demands as much interest from photographers as it does from chefs. In fact there are some who say they use it as a centrepiece at dinner parties to generate conversation! This intriguing vegetable is brightly coloured, absolutely beautiful and even a little bizarre, with sculptured lime-green conical buds on its spiral head that look like ...

Rocket will add Zing to any Salad … and it’s Easy to Grow at Home

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True rocket Rocket has become an immensely popular salad ingredient in recent years. Also known as arugula, it is has a delicious slightly peppery taste that is guaranteed to add that little bit of extra zing to any salad or sandwich. Rocket, like Asian greens, belong to the brassica family, and as such is an edible annual ...

Growing Asian Greens Outside of Asia

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Asian food has become incredibly popular worldwide, so it is no surprise to find that an increasing number of people are keen to grow their own Asian greens. But what are Asian greens? To give a short answer, they include a range of quickly grown brassica species, ranging from quite large Chinese cabbage to baby bok choy. ...

Growing Your Own Broccoli at Home

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People who loathe eating cabbage sometimes find it difficult to believe that both broccoli and cauliflower are closely related to the common cabbage! All are members of the brassica family that also includes Brussels sprouts, Chinese cabbage, kale, and perhaps surprisingly, turnips as well. The best known type of broccoli is the sprouting type that produces ...