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Growing your own Superfoods at home

Episode: Our State on a Plate Royal Show Special
Broadcast: 27th September 2015
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

There is a massive response to superfoods featured in the first series of Our State on a Plate, Trevor returns to show you how you can easily grow superfoods at home.

  • The plants featured on the Royal Show State on a Plate live exhibition have been chosen carefully, they all have important messages attached to them.
  • Tomatoes are some of the easiest of all plants to grow at home. The red colouring in the mature fruit is a vitally important plant nutrient that we need in our diets, and particularly men. It’s called lycopene, and it is believed to be an amazing antioxidant taking free radical cells out of your system before they turn into cancers.
  • Yacon tubers are a rich source of fibre and non-soluble polysacride or sugar said to bind with soluble sugars and take them out of your system, helping you reduce weight. It commonly known as the ground apple, because the tubers taste like a crunchy juicy sweet apple.
  • Another superfood is the red mustard leaf, it’s red hot and you only need a bit in your diet. Grown in a planter in the centre of your main entertainment table, makes this superfood easy to harvest.
  • Watercress is rich in antioxidants and holds a massive source of materials giving it an amazing taste, these can easily grow in a aquaponics system but they can also grow wild in ponds.
  • Brand new to West Aussies but a staple part of the Japanese diet is Wasabi. The leaves and stems are delicious and are incredibly good for you; the root, which develops over 12 months, is the source of the green paste. It is said to be antibacterial, antifungal and anti viral.

Stockists in WA:
Sunnyvale Plants (WA) – (08) 9398 2155