Spring is here and although many of you will have been growing spring vegetables for months using hydroponic kits, it’s time to enjoy them even more. Although thanks to hydroponics it is possible to grow any vegetable at any time, spring vegetables just seem to be more enjoyable during spring for some reason. This is why today we are going to be listing a range of spring vegetables for gardeners and growers to consider growing this season.
Spring Vegetables (and there benefits)
Artichoke: Artichokes are great for one’s health. They are packed full of calcium, potassium, fibre, iron, phosphorus and much more. Those whom drink a lot of alcohol can benefit greatly from including artichokes in their diet; this is because they can help promote good liver function. Other people that are advised to up their intake of artichokes include those who suffer from gout, migraines and arteriosclerosis.
Asparagus: Asparagus is great because it is incredibly easy to prepare; it can be grilled, steamed and even roasted in the oven. Not only this but it is also amazingly good for you too, containing more than the recommended daily amount of vitamin K. Vitamin K is important for good bone health and by consuming asparagus on a regular basis people are able to maintain healthy cardiovascular systems.
Avocado: Technically avocados are not vegetables, but hey, who cares! Not only considered a good fat, avocados are also an immense source of folate. One study in particular found that avocados even hold the ability to stave off oral cancer, which otherwise has a mortality rate of 50%.
Celeriac: Bumpy and gnarled, many people when looking at celeriac disregard it, however it is a vegetables in which everyone should ensure that they consume! Celeriac contains a lot of vitamin C, vitamin K, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, nutrients and fibre. Celeriac is known to make people feel satisfied for longer, therefore is recommend for those whom are trying to lose weight.
Fennel: A vegetable which stands out due to its unique flavour that resembles liquorice; fennel contains a large amount of phytonutrients including flavonoids, quercetin and kaempferol glycosides. Fennel is an incredibly power antioxidant and is able to reduce inflammation while reducing the risk of cancer. It has been proven to hold the abilities to prevent colon cancer.
Radishes: These little red and white miracle bulbs contain an abundance of vitamin C, which we all know is something that we desperately need. In addition to boasting amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, radishes also are an excellent source of potassium which is great for ensuring good kidney and blood health.
Watercress: Watercress has for years been used to treat all sorts of things, including but not limited to; coughs, colds, asthma, stress, pain, anaemia, constipation, kidney stone and eczema. Watercress is an amazing source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin E, beta-carotene, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It really is super food which you shouldn’t neglect.