Superfoods to Grow in Your Garden

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Posted on 01/29/2024

Superfoods are not just a trend; they're a pathway to a healthier life. These nutrient powerhouses offer a high concentration of essential nutrients while being low in calories. They're packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, making them crucial for a balanced diet. Incorporating these superfoods into your diet can potentially have transformative effects on your health, combating age-related conditions, and boosting overall well-being.

Apple

Every bite of an apple from Park Seed is a step towards better health. With only 47 calories, apples are abundant in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. These components combat the effects of aging, making apples a must-have in your diet. Explore apple trees and grow this tasty, crunchy, powerhouse of nutrition for your healthy garden. Shop for apple trees on Park Seed

Avocado

Rich in folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium, avocados are a treasure trove of nutrients. Celebrated for their abundance of healthy fats, they are easy to add to salads, main courses, and as snacks. As one of the most nutrient-dense foods available, they are also delicious with creamy texture and have rich flavor. Grow your own in the garden (Zones 9-11) or grow a ‘Wurtz’ avocado tree on the patio and bring it inside during winter.

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Beans

The plant-based protein champion, beans, particularly lentils, are an excellent meat alternative. They're high in protein but free from saturated fat, making them a heart-healthy choice. Our bean seeds are easy to grow and a nutritious addition to your garden..

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Blueberries

Blueberries are antioxidant powerhouses rich in phytonutrients. Blueberries are champions in health benefits, particularly in supporting cancer prevention. Our blueberry bush varieties are a must-have for a delicious and health-focused garden. View our blueberry bush varieties on Park Seed.

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Broccoli

Low in calories but high in vitamins and antioxidants, broccoli is a nutritional superstar. This "super-veggie" is a versatile addition to any meal. Add this powerhouse to your garden. Find broccoli on Park Seed.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon is not only a delicious spice to use in the kitchen, but it also has unexpected health benefits. Cinnamon is a natural antibacterial agent that can stop the growth of bacteria like E. Coli in food. It’s a multi-faceted medicinal plant that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anticancer, lipid-lowering, and cardiovascular-disease-lowering compounds.

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Garlic

Garlic contains many nutrients and amino acids, but is renowned for its nutrient richness and the sulfur compound allicin, which combats a range of health issues from viruses to aging. Grow softneck and hardneck garlic in the garden, it’s easy to plant and needs little care.

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Kiwi

Kiwi is the vitamin C champion. It’s richer in vitamin C than oranges and kiwis also enhance immune function and heart health. Kiwis have also been reported to play a role in reducing blood clot formation. Add these sweet-flavored fruits to your garden or patio container for a health boost. Part of a kit that makes growing easy, 'Anna' Hardy Kiwi is recommended for Zones 4-8! View these sweet flavored fruits on Park Seed.

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Microgreens

Microgreens add flavor, texture and color to dishes and pack a nutrient-dense punch. Although microgreens can come in a variety of flavors, some of the most popular include amaranth, broccoli, mustard, beet, and kale. Due to their high protein content, microgreens help regulate metabolism and decrease blood pressure. With antioxidant properties, microgreen nutrients are important for skin and eye health. And because they are intended to eat raw, the vitamin and mineral content in microgreens remains when consumed. Shop for Microgreens on Park Seed.

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Onions

Onions release a powerful compound, thiopropanal sulfoxide, when cut, lending them potent disease-fighting properties. Grow our flavorful onions for both their taste and health benefits. View our flavorful and easy to grow onions .

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Oranges

Oranges, a well-known source of Vitamin C, also contain beneficial flavonoids. Our Trovita Orange Tree is an excellent addition to any health-conscious garden. View the Park Seed Trovita Orange Tree .

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Pomegranate

With the highest polyphenol concentration among fruit juices, pomegranates are antioxidant-rich. They also offer potassium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. Shop for pomegranate plants on Park Seed.

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin is the healthiest of all the gourds. The carotenoids in pumpkins promote skin health and eye health, and aid in cancer prevention. Our Park Seed pumpkins set the industry standard!

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Soy

Soy is an affordable and abundant source of protein. Not only is it the most concentrated plant protein available, but soy also provides small doses of minerals and essential amino acids. View the Chiba Green Organic Soybean Seeds.

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Spinach

Spinach is a superb source of iron and boasts an impressive array of vitamins and minerals. These nutrient-rich, low-calorie vegetables are available at Park Seed for your healthy garden. View these nutrient-rich, low-calorie vegetables on Park Seed.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes are so delicious that, let’s be honest, most of us would eat them even if they didn’t provide health benefits. Lucky for us, they do. Tomatoes are as nutritious as they are delicious, aiding in preventing cancer and heart disease. Shop for high-quality tomato plants.

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