While searching for crops that can make a difference we came upon a writeup that sung the praises of turnip greens. An entry on the Worlds Healthiest Foods website pointed out that turnip greens were outstanding additions to our diets.
In fact, "For total glucosinolate content, turnip greens outscore cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli among the most commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. That fantastic glucosinolate content brings with it some equally fantastic health benefits. The glucosinolates in turnip greens are phytonutrients that can be converted into isothiocyanates (ITCs) with cancer-preventing properties. All cruciferous vegetables have long been known to contain glucosinolates, but it has taken recent research to show us exactly how valuable turnip greens are in this regard."
We have tried growing these with our hydroponic and soil systems and the pictures speak for themselves. These greens germinated and grew quickly and profusely. Photos were taken at 7 days of growth and appear to be more than ready to harvest. The microgreens have a delicate flavor at this point not nearly as sharp as the full grown plants.
In the next two weeks we will debut our line of growing kits highlighting all of the plants featured in our blog entries. Kits will have consumer sizes along with starter commercial units available. Watch for our coming announcements.
Alan Yoshioka is chief tinkerer at Urbafresh, this blog will reflect current topics, products and experiments being studied.
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