Superfoods from your garden

Superfoods' is a popular name for foods that claim to retard ageing, raise spirits, increase physical strength and agility and even boost intelligence. The truth behind these claims is often contentious, but some superfoods are easy and fun to grow, taste good, and add variety when eaten as part of a balanced diet.

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Quick facts

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene (United States Department of Agriculture)
UK fruit and vegetable consumption is falling (UK Food Pocket Book 2013)
Planted area of cabbages in England and Wales has fallen by 50% since 1990 (defra Horticultural Statistics 2013)
Planted area of calabrese in England and Wales has risen by 35% since 1990 (defra Horticultural Statistics 2013)

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