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In this series we will be sharing our research on the nutritional value and uses of Homefarm leafy crops. Microgreens and microherbs are packed with vitamins and phytonutrients and are an excellent way to get your daily fix of the good stuff your body needs.
In this blog article we explore 3 crops; Red Swiss Chard microgreen, Basil and Kale microgreen.
100g of raw red Swiss chard contains:
Red Swiss chard has a beautiful earthy flavour reminiscent of a young mild beetroot leaf. Add Red Swiss Chard to a Potato salad or use it to garnish a soup, leafy salad or piece of steak. Its striking colours will elevate the visual appeal of any plate of food and when paired correctly, its earthy tones will enhance, highlight and elevate the flavours of a dish.
100g of raw basil contains:
Read our Note and Disclaimer at the end of the article on the Nutritional value of Basil.
Basil is the undisputed king of herbs. It is used extensively in italian and thai cuisine. It pairs beautifully with tomato whether it be in pasta sauces or on a caprese sald and its sweet aromatic nature makes it a common ingredient in thai curries too. The Homefarm system grows a variety of different types of basil including green basil, purple basil and lemon basil.
100g of boiled kale contains:
*Read our Note and Disclaimer at the end of the article on the Nutritional value of Kale microgreen.
Kale can be used as a classic microgreen garnish or as a superfood boost in your favourite smoothie. A great smoothie recipe includes green apple, kiwi fruit, kale microgreens, a squeeze of lime juice and a few tablespoons of plain yoghurt.
We hope you enjoy creating delicious dishes from these crops, grown and harvested in your very own Homefarm system.
Homefarm systems are smart, fully automated indoor farms that can grow a wide range of crops from seed to harvest, year round.
Dolson, L. (2023). Swiss Chard Nutrition Information and Health Benefits. Available at: https://www.verywellfit.com/carbohydrate-information-for-chard-2241830. (Accessed: 4 June 2023).
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Basil, fresh. Available at: https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients. (Accessed: 6 June 2023).
Ware, M. (RDN, L.D.). 2023. What are the health benefits of kale? Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270435. (Accessed: 7 June 2023).
Note: The information provided is intended for general informational purposes only.
The information provided is intended for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or dietary requirements.
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