Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Microgreens: Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts

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Nutrition Fact 1: Microgreens Provide More Nutrition Than Mature Leaves

A 2010 study published in the Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science reported that young lettuce seedlings, harvested 7 days after germination, had the highest antioxidant capacity as well as the highest concentrations of health-promoting phenolic compounds, compared with their more mature conterparts.

Nutrition Fact 2: Vitamin C is Abundant in Microgreens

Young edible seedlings are a superb source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect your body from the harmful effects of free radicals. The 2012 study on microgreens reported that even the microgreen sample that had the lowest levels of vitamin C contained a whopping 20 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams – that's almost twice the amount of vitamin C found in tomatoes! Red cabbage microgreens had the highest levels of vitamin C among the tested varieties, with a 100-gram portion providing 147 milligrams – or 245% of the daily value – of this vital nutrient. For comparison, an equal-sized serving of mature raw red cabbage contains 57 milligrams of vitamin C according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Nutrition Fact 3: Many Microgreens Are Loaded With Beta-Carotene

Carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, are thought to reduce the risk of disease, particularly certain types of cancer and eye disease. Carrots are famous for being rich in beta-carotene, but turns out that many microgreens are also a good source of this important nutrient. In fact, some microgreens appear to contain even more beta-carotene than carrots: 12 milligrams per 100 grams compared with 8 milligrams in boiled carrots, according to the 2012 study. The researchers who analyzed the beta-carotene content of microgreens found that these super-nutritious greens also provide other carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin.

Nutrition Fact 4: Microgreens Are a Good Source of Vitamin E

Back in 1967, a team of scientists from Yale University showed that young pea seedlings grown in light contain significant levels of tocopherol (vitamin E). Similarly, the researchers responsible for the 2012 microgreen study found substantial amounts of tocopherols in the tested greens. The amount of alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol combined ranged from 7.9 to 126.8 milligrams per 100 grams, with green daikon radish microgreens scoring the highest value in this analysis. For adults, the recommended daily allowance for vitamin E is 15 milligrams of alpha-tocopherol, meaning that eating just a small amount of daikon radish microgreens would cover your daily requirement for this important antioxidant vitamin.

Nutrition Fact 5: Greens – Even if Small in Size – Contain Vitamin K

The Yale study on pea microgreens – or young pea seedlings as they were called back then – also discovered that the seedlings started to produce large amounts of vitamin K when they were exposed to light. But that's hardly big news. Vitamin K functions as an electron acceptor when chlorophyll – abundant in all green plants including microgreens – absorbs sunlight to produce carbohydrates and oxygen during photosynthesis. Vitamin K also offers health benefits for humans by promoting normal blood clotting and preventing excessive bruising.  Vitamin K also plays an important role in maintaining strong and healthy bones.
The 2012 microgreen study analyzed the levels of phylloquinone (the type of vitamin K produced by plants) in different micro-sized greens, and found the highest levels of vitamin K in amaranth microgreens (Red Garnet variety). The researchers observed marked differences in vitamin K concentration between different microgreens, with the values ranging from 0.6 to 4.1 micrograms per gram.

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How to Reap the Health Benefits of Microgreens

To reap the health benefits of microgreens, eat them immediately after harvest. Microgreens, like most other superfoods that are consumed fresh, begin to lose their nutritional value rapidly after harvest. Consider growing your own microgreens at home as this will allow you to decide exactly when you harvest your crop.

Source: http://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/microgreens-nutrition.php#ixzz3kgs0pPhp

Friday, April 22, 2016

HEMP CLEANS WATER 2016- The Cause is Right- The Time is Now!

Samples #1 #2 #3 are initial testing sample supplied by Hemp Solutio...ns is from the Animas River after the recent Gold King Mine spill. Hemp Solutions feels that early results of their preliminary testing just might be the "Solution" it may just be a " Hemp Solution" the EPA and Animas River Clean Up, Citizen Advisory Committee may be looking for! ‪#‎EPA‬ ‪#‎CitizensAdvisoryCommittee‬ ‪#‎CleanWaterAction‬ ‪#‎CleanWater‬ ‪#‎Water‬ ‪#‎WaterPurification‬ www.hemphealthytoday.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hemp- A Sustainable Renewable Resource- Water Purification, Gree...

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We can grow our future and provide green materials for water purification, energy and building materials!

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Derek Cross

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hemp Solutions Says They Have The Solutions To Global Water Issues!

Hemp for water purification- Call The EPA! 

Stop the Presses!

So, you say, "What Can Hemp Do?"
Stop in and ask the Members of Hemp Solutions- www.hemp-solutions.org

Water is a valuable resource, without it, our existence would be at Zero!

The Team at Hemp Solutions has been working behind the Hemp Canvas collecting some of our Nastiest Water from here in the USA and putting it through some preliminary tests shown below.  Hemp Solutions has also been working with this superior patented technology to show HEMP CAN PURIFY WATER!

The Team at Hemp Solutions is out to show the raw abilities of this plant called hemp and are dedicated to not only cleaning up these global water issues but also protecting our planet at the same time, constantly educating about Industrial Hemp. #Hemp

Samples #1 #2 #3 are initial testing sample supplied by Hemp Solutions is from the Animas River after the recent Gold King Mine spill.  Hemp Solutions feels that early results of their preliminary testing just might be the "Solution" it may just be a " Hemp Solution"  the EPA and Animas River Clean Up, Citizen Advisory Committee may be looking for! #EPA #CitizensAdvisoryCommittee

Hemp Solutions is showing just a sneak peak at preliminary test results with out dialing in the Patented Fine tuning abilities of this purification process.  This New Technology can, and will be able to remove heavy metals and even radioactive materials from the water.  The sooner the better!

Fresh Drinking Water is a rapidly reducing resource on our planet that has over 3/4 water and Hemp Solutions is committed to supply the Solution.

Derek Cross, Co-Founder of Hemp Solutions will be at the NoCo Hemp Expo this weekend, (4/1-4/2 2016)  as a guest host/speaker.  He will be looking forward to communications about how Hemp Solutions can get involved with the future cleanups in Colorado of the abandoned mines to prevent any future disasters.  (derek@hemp-solutions.org) #NoCoHempExpo

Hemp Solutions also has obtained water from the Flint Michigan water crisis and will be posting those preliminary samples also and looks forward to helping the people of Flint.  James Novak, Founder of Hemp Solutions has been very active with Flint residents and has been coordinating river cleanups for years.  Hemp Solutions is a Michigan Based Company and is a Raw Hemp Materials provider.  Hemp Solutions is Heavy into the education about Industrial Hemp and hosts Sustainable Building Workshops. Contact them at: info@hemp-solutions.org or james@hemp-solutions.org

John Patterson is the Educational Director and Green Building Expert for Hemp Solutions and will also be Hosting two Sustainable Building Work Shops at the NoCo Hemp Expo 2016 called- HempCrete WorkShops featuring from the Ukraine, Sergiy Ko, an expert in Hemp Building and owner of Hempire UA.  (john@hemp-solutions.org) #HempSolutions

Animas River Sample #1
Obtained by Hemp Solutions

Animas River Sample #1
Obtained by Hemp Solutions

Animas River Sample #2
Obtained by Hemp Solutions

Animas River Sample # 2
Obtained by Hemp Solutions

Animas River Sample #3
Obtained by Hemp Solutions

The Cause is right      the time is now!!!

Hemp solutions is looking to provide long term global solutions for generations!