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Edible and inedible parts of plants

Edible and inedible parts of plants

Let’s take a look at edible and inedible parts of plants that we typically grow in our gardens and allotments to ensure that we are making maximum use of our crops and avoiding plant parts that can poison us. 

The importance of dietary fibre and high fibre foods we can grow

The importance of dietary fibre and high fibre foods we can grow

To function healthily our bodies require a balance of proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates (sugar, starch and fibre), fats, and water. In this article we take a look at the importance of dietary fibre and high-fibre foods we can grow in our gardens and allotments.

Healthy carbohydrates we can grow in our gardens

Healthy carbohydrates we can grow in our gardens

There is a lot of talk these days about carbohydrates. Here we will analyse what exactly is a carbohydrate and what are healthy carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are molecules that have carbon, oxygen and hydrogen atoms. Sugars and starches are carbohydrates and their main...

Plants that are high in Vitamin C – Grow your own Vitamin C

Plants that are high in Vitamin C – Grow your own Vitamin C

Vitamin C is vital for the immune system, to protect cells and keep them healthy, for maintaining healthy skin, heart, blood vessels, bones and cartilage and for helping with wound healing. Here is a list of plants that are high in Vitamin C. There are many plants...

Plants that are high in calcium – Grow your own calcium

Plants that are high in calcium – Grow your own calcium

Calcium is vital for strong bones and teeth, regulating muscle contractions including heartbeat, and making sure blood clots normally. Calcium is not only found in dairy products, there are many great sources of calcium that we can grow ourselves. Here is a list of...

Plants that are high in protein – Grow your own Protein

Plants that are high in protein – Grow your own Protein

Protein is essential for growth and repair of the body and provides us with energy. Protein is not only found in animal products, there are many great sources of protein that we can grow ourselves. Here is a list of plants that are high in protein. Protein is present...

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