We eagerly await these delicious fronds each year, anticipating their bold flavor. A bonus? They pack a powerful punch of vitamins and minerals!
- contain only 34 calories per 100 g. Nonetheless; their high-quality plant-nutrition profile consists of health benefiting antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.
high in antioxidant vitamin-A, and
carotenes. Vitamin A is a powerful
natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the
integrity of skin and mucus membranes. It is also an essential vitamin
for vision. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin
A help the body protects against lung and oral cavity cancers.
excellent source of many
natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds such as α
convert to vitamin A inside the body.
rich in vitamin C.
Together with flavonoid compound like
carotenes, it helps scavenge
radicals, and offer protection from cancers,
viral cough and cold.
shoots are a very good source of minerals
and electrolytes, especially potassium,
iron, manganese and copper.
Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte, which helps
reduces blood pressure and heart rate by countering sodium effects.
contain small to moderate levels
of some of
B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin,
riboflavin, and thiamin.
One little fern can pack all that in? That Mother Nature sure is talented!