[Gpdd] Health-Vitamin C
momcat1000 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 3 13:17:34 EDT 2006
Yes, kale is a very good source for all kinds of minerals and vitamins as are collards and chicory. I grow all three as well as lettuce and carrots for the Lady Bug and myself (although I can't stand chicory!) Collards and kale are also high in potassium. I need fairly high doses of each every day so I usually make a sausage soup (for myself not the Bugster!). I don't give the LB each of them every day and when I do, it's usually with plenty of lettuce. Unfortunately, vitamin and mineral content are not the same even from month to month. Even the stuff you get in a supermarket is subject to sun, soil and the amount of food each plant receives. You can gauge freshness but not content. I think a variety is better. I still put vit c in the water as my little one will not touch citrus fruit.
A good starting place that I've found is www.guinealynx.com. They have links to other sites as well. Hope this helps.
Joan, slave to the Lady Bug.
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