Friday, March 22, 2013

Fresh fiddlehead ferns - coming soon!

Our fresh fiddlehead ferns are snug in the ground, still growing each day and gathering all of their nutrients before they are harvested.

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 and ß-carotenes. Carotenes convert to vitamin A inside the body.

  • rich in vitamin C. Together with flavonoid compound like carotenes, it helps scavenge harmful free radicals, and offer protection from cancers, inflammation, and 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 the valuable 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!

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