Asparagus

Belonging to a family of lilies under Asparagaceae, these long-coveted plants have been consumed as vegetables and medicines for millennia. Asparagus is comprised of 93% water and, most likely, the remainder belongs to pure nutrient content. Asparagus is rich in vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It also contains glutahione, folacin and rutin- a nutrient … More Asparagus

Sesame

Sesamum indicum is a pink to white flowering plant growing over 1 meter tall, of which we harvest our sesame seeds from. The rest of the plant remains relatively inedible, however the seeds are one of the most versatile of all cultivated foods on the planet. In Harappa Valley, India, remains of ancient seeds were discovered dating … More Sesame

Chick Peas

The legume of many identities… also known as garbanzo beans, ceci, gram, and Egyptian pea, among many other things. This ancient plant does not actually exist naturally in the wild, and has been discovered in ancient archaeological locations dating older than 7500 years in the Eastern hemisphere. It is a globally popular staple in many diets. … More Chick Peas

Brussels Sprouts

A member of the cabbage (Brassicaceae) family, it goes without saying that Brussels Sprouts have the appearance of miniature cabbages. Brassica members (including broccoli, kohlrabi, kale etc.) are heartier plants that can be grown in cooler climates, and in some cases into the winter months. Throughout the Brussels Sprouts’ long growing season, a few light frosts are encouraged … More Brussels Sprouts

Pineapple

Pineapples grow in fact from a tropical herbaceous plant, not from trees and technically not from a bush. The spiky-leaved perennial grows between 1-1.5 meters high and usually births one fruit per plant. The fruit may take as long as three years to fully ripen, although some cultivators attempt two harvests per cycle, where the … More Pineapple

Avocado

Over the decade, avocados have increased massively in popularity for North America, where they are only capable of growing indoors. Their healthy fats, potassium and B vitamins, to name a few, have swelled its use in everything from salads to dressings. Most consumers acknowledge that avocados grow on trees, however the growing process itself is … More Avocado

Spring Delegates

Calm cadmium days, melting lethargy Are supposed to be taken for granted. Awareness dulls much more than makes senses Citrus yellows, tucked beneath stubborn frosts. Aged patrons ruffle their steady plumage While I manage to moult one callow coat. Cherry deeds dwelling on heritage seeds In bouquets that toss aside the gloaming. Meek patters sing the … More Spring Delegates

The Hydroelectric Surge

It has been an uphill battle for renewable energy sources in most regions of the world; one frequently encouraged be climbed using gas-guzzling, oil-ingesting machines designed before recognition of the severe repercussions they would have on the climate. Sceptics, oil corporations and destitute economies have attenuated their legitimacy and long-term efficiency.  Wind and solar energies, despite having extensive evidence of … More The Hydroelectric Surge

Fruit for Thought

The tertiary transaction of chain store grocer purchases numbs us to a lot of processes involved in plant growth, specifically those plants that we eat. The majority of customers attain cartons of strawberries, never to inspect the region beneath its leaves, where its reproductive anthers are located. Its life cycle becomes ignored, as our chief intention … More Fruit for Thought

Thunder Queen

Today I heard the Thunder Queen I thought I saw her turn to me Her presence was an uphill bound A message in her breath resounds To be just one of her surged sparks While others, speechless, she remarks This silken dignity was draped As her electric regal cape Her head aligned with Milky Ways … More Thunder Queen