This year The Kul Kul Farm is helping to manage the Green School gardens. This first thing we wanted to do is make the Green School veggies accessible to staff and faculty. This week is our first trial! Almost 20 people signed up.
WHAT’S IN YOUR BASKET?
The dry season is all about greens, leafy greens in particular. They are abundant at this time of year because they thrive in cooler and dryer weather. In your basket you will find:
Red Russian Kale
Red Russian kale was originated in Siberia, our seeds are from North America. With its blue-green leaves and reddish-purple veins, red kale is filled with beneficial nutrients and is considered a super food! It is a low calorie, low- carb, low- fat food, and one portion contains 3g of protein. A serving of kale contains all the Vitamin A and Vitamin C you need in a day.
Best Served: Raw- soak in apple cider vinegar and squeeze to soften the leaf, sautéed, blended in a smoothie or juiced.
In the same family as kale, bok choy is one of the highest nutritionally ranked vegetables int he world. People who eat more bok choy have been found be at a lesser risk of developing lung, prostate or breast cancer. It has also been found to be good for bone health and lowering blood pressure.
Best Served: Shredded raw in salad or added raw to hot soup.
Eggplant belongs to the nightshade family of vegetables. It is low in calories and rich in antioxidants; great for brain health and strengthening the joints.
Best Served: Soak in salt for 20 mins to remove any bitter flavour, bake, or sauté.
An excellent source of vitamin A, B2, B6 and C, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium. The alkalising herb has been reported to minimise the risk of cancer, is an immune booster, alleviates hay fever, constipation and aids in the elimination of urinary infections and gall badder stones.
Best Served: Raw in a juice, smoothie or added as herb in curries and salads.
Known to many of us in Asia as Kangkong. This vegetable grows so well it is often classified as a weed. On the upside, this means it grows extremely well. In the east water spinach is eaten to lower blood sugar levels.
Best Served: Sautéed in a stir fry or soup
On behalf of the Green School garden team, we hope you enjoy your healthy, clean, wholesome veggies! If you have any feedback or would like to sign up for next week’s veggie basket please email me: [email protected].