Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fresh Mixed Greens....

Eating straight from the garden is more satisfying than most things. Peasants and Royalty used to share this common pleasure, though today it is more of a rarity. One thing still remains the same, fresh food is appropriate food for everyone!
Greens in particular, are easy to grow and common at local farmer's markets for relatively little cost. They offer so much in the way of satisfaction, flavor and nutrient density.
Greens have an ability to take up essential minerals from the soil and offer them to us with ease, such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and iron. They also provide support to lungs, liver and kidneys; purify the blood, strengthen the immune and circulatory system, prevent cancer, promote healthy intestinal flora, and improve the skin, mood and gull bladder.

This is why recently harvesting the season's first salad greens brought a royal smile to this peasant's face!

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