Local Superfood Series Entry #3 - Bee Pollen

Local Superfood Series Entry #3 - Bee Pollen

As a Conservationist I am skeptical, as a Nutritionist I am intrigued. Bee Pollen is yet another trending superfood that is often harvested from the West Coast of BC. Amidst it's popularity for being an all-encompassing nutritional food, bee population decline is a very real thing primarily linked to the quality and quantity of livable habitat. 

For human beings this food offers an impressive variety of vitamins and minerals, it is thought to have immune boosting and anti-cancerous properties...

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Local Superfood Series Entry #2 - Cabbage

Local Superfood Series Entry #2 - Cabbage

How incredible is it that cabbage can be harvested during every season of the year here in West Coast BC? Cabbages are of the Brassica family, also called a Cruciferous vegetable. They are impressively hardy plants and do quite well in cooler temperatures; even tolerating mild frost. This is the last and smallest cabbage from our summer garden; it is of the Deadon variety. I’m regretting not starting fall cabbages earlier in the summer but all is well because we should have some beautiful green January King cabbages ready to pick in the early New Year!

If you’re wondering why cabbage deserves...

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Local Superfood Series Entry #1 - Swiss Chard

Local Superfood Series Entry #1 - Swiss Chard

When you hear the term "Superfood" do foods like maca, goji berries, spirulina or quinoa come to mind? How come when most of us hear this term we rarely consider the foods that can grow here in our own backyards?

While these more exotic superfoods can offer impressive variety in nutrients, often times behind them are issues with sustainable harvesting practices or ethical issues with the local people because of new mass industries and their native foods.

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