Top Ten Most Nutritious Vegetables and How to Grow Them in Your Backyard

This is something I have been thinking about for a long time. Why should we buy food which has travelled around the globe befor we're able to eat it. I search the web from time to time to see what others do and how they cope with it. This is what I found lately:

A perfectly ripe, juicy tomato, still warm from the sun. Sweet carrots, pulled from the garden minutes (or even seconds!) before they're eaten. Growing your own vegetables is one of those activities that balances practicality and indulgence. In addition to the convenience of having the fixings for a salad or light supper right outside your door (or on your windowsill), when you grow your own vegetables, you're getting the most nutritional bang for your buck as well. Vegetables start losing nutrients as soon as they're harvested, and quality diminishes as sugars are turned into starches. For the tastiest veggies with the best nutrition, try growing a few of these nutrient-dense foods in your own garden. And don't let the lack of a yard stop you - all of them can be grown in containers as well.
The top10 list is:
- Broccoli
- Peas
- Beans
- Tomatoes
- Red Peppers
- Carrots
- Beets
- Leafy Greens
- Leaf Amaranth
(Source: Treehugger.com)

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