NUTRIENT ~ Copper

Benefits and Plant Food Sources

Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. It plays a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system. It also helps the body form collagen and absorb iron, and plays a role in energy production.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Fig

The fig–ficus carica–is a unique fruit with pink flesh full of tiny seeds and an edible purple or green peel. Figs may promote healthy digestion, decrease your risk of heart disease, and help manage blood sugar levels. Fresh figs are low in calories and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. However, dried figs are…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Chickpea

Chickpeas are tasty when cooked and seasoned simply, but they can also be used in a variety of combinations and in substitutes for meat and cheese. They are the base of Middle Eastern favorites hummus and felafel.

RECIPE ~ Chickpea Croquettes

Delicious chickpea croquettes can be fried without oil in a non-stick skillet or baked at 400º F for 12-15 minutes.

RECIPE ~ Hummus

Hummus is delicious, nutritious, and quick and easy to make. Delicious with fresh-made pita pockets.

NUTRIENT ~ Potassium

Potassium is an essential mineral that is needed in the body for electrolyte and water balance, in addition to the daily functioning of cells. 

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Garlic

Garlic has been used as a traditional medicine as well as a food flavoring. It is a healthy and delicious addition to many dishes around the world. Its medicinal benefits for both cure and prevention require larger doses, which should be taken with the supervision and advice of a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Fennel

Fennel is a flavorful herb. The plants are green and white, with feathery leaves and yellow flowers. Both the crunchy bulb and the seeds of the fennel plant have a mild, licorice-like flavor. The flavor of the seeds is stronger because of their essential oils. Fennel and fennel seeds have many health benefits and may…