If you keep up with the supplement/natural health industry, you might have noticed that a new superfood becomes all
the rage every few years. Usually these are exotic fruits that contain lots of antioxidants, essential fats, and/or high levels of vitamins and minerals. But superfoods are everywhere! There is no reason we need to scour the world for new and interesting foods. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it is not required. We have amazing foods right here in our back yard.
We have made a conscious effort to grow many of these
“superfoods” in our yard such as Blueberries, Serviceberries, Raspberries, Aronia berries, Cranberries, High-bush Cranberries (actually a Viburnum), Tart Cherries, Goumi berries, Hawthorne, Nanking Cherries, Wild Grapes (they are volunteering this year), Autumn olive (a volunteer), and Strawberries.
Many foods are full of vitamins and minerals; there is not need to take multivitamins when you eat these foods: Kale, Collards, Spinach, Eggs, Liver, Lamb’s Quarters, Sheep Sorrel, Dandelion, Chicory, Mustard Greens, Nettles, Chard, and Beets to name a few.
If you are interested in more information about this, come to my class tomorrow evening at 6:30 at Food Matters Market. We will be talking about Superfoods! If the weather is nice, we will be out on the patio, otherwise we will be upstairs. The cost of the class is $20. Contact us with any questions.