Persimmons are becoming popular in Australia. Recently tried some from a grower down in Coffs Harbour, NSW and they were a delightful surprise, especially when fully ripe. Astringent versus non-astringent One can grow an old-fashioned astringent variety or one of the newer non-astringent types. According to Maggie Beer from the 2010 Gardening Australia Magazine, "Astringent persimmons [...]
Both Flaxseed and Chia seed are very rich sources of Omega 3. Flaxseed also contains a generous amount of Thiamin (Vitamin B1).
Digestible bones (tinned Sardines and Salmon) are a great source of calcium. Soaking dried corn kernels in lime water makes them absorb calcium. This is sheer nature magic and wisdom combined. In Mexico, corn tortilla is the most widely consumed staple food. The corn dough used for tortilla preparation is traditionally prepared by boiling corn in [...]
High in vitamin B6. The seeds from ripe fruits are edible, are said to have a milky, sweet taste, and may be boiled, baked, or roasted.
Chia seeds make delicious pancakes. Throw them on the ground with a little water and they grow. Chia is also a decent source of Niacin, which we didn't mention in our Niacin articles. Chia plants taking off For all those humans who don't eat dairy, Chia has a reasonable swag of Calcium. Three tablespoons [...]
Jackfruit seeds contains 2 lectins known as jacalin and artocarpin. Jacalin has potential application for evaluation of the immunological status of a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus.
Mushroom foraging is awesome. Pine forest in Armidale, NSW, is ideal...