Zinc

Zinc

Zinc is an essential element that is found in mineral deposits in earth’s crust (usually with copper and lead) from which zinc is then extracted.  The amount of zinc in plants depends on levels of the element in soil. Small traces of zinc are also found in ocean...
Selenium

Selenium

Selenium is a trace element that is naturally found in the soil to varying degrees, hence the selenium level in plants depend on the amount of selenium in the soil the plants are grown. Why do we need selenium?  Selenium is part of many enzymes which are substances...
Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that is found in the soil and is then absorbed into the roots of plants. Why do we need calcium?  To keep our teeth and bones healthy and strong (99% of calcium is in bones &teeth) Muscle contraction Nerve transmission Normal heart rhythm...
Veganising Your Kitchen Pantry

Veganising Your Kitchen Pantry

Most of us were raised as omnivores (eaters of plants and animals), and depending on our culture and our parents’ preferences, we always seemed to have certain items available in our kitchen. These were usually the type of items that could be used in many different...
So You Want To Go Vegan

So You Want To Go Vegan

Over the last few years, there has been a surge in veganism. Documentaries like Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy and What the Health have illustrated the dark sides of a carnivore diet and encouraged more and more people to embrace a vegan lifestyle. Some are intrigued...