Try searching online for ‘Lutein’ and you’ll soon realise that there is huge demand for lutein supplements as an aid to eye health. How much better to grow this eye catchingly, colourful nasturtium and supplement your lutein levels naturally whilst bringing a welcome zing of colour and flavour to your salad bowl. Research has shown yellow nasturtiums as having the highest levels of lutein of any species tested so far, with 10x more than other great sources like sweet corn and broccoli.
Why grow and eat a rainbow?The dazzling colours of fruit and vegetables are given to them by a range of natural compounds which can be beneficial to health. In fact, research has shown that diets rich in these colourful crops may reduce the risk of a whole range of diseases, from heart disease to cancer. That’s why doctors and dietitians recommend we ‘Eat a Rainbow’. To help you on your way, we have researched hundreds of varieties to find those with the very highest levels of these nutrients.
James Wong has spent 2 years trawling through over 3,000 research papers to learn how to boost the nutrition in selected plants and has written a book called ‘How to Eat better’ which includes practical tips and tricks.
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Sow the seed thinly direct into finely raked, moist, warm, weed-free soil where the plants are to flower 1.3cm (½") deep. Germination 10-14 days. As the seedlings develop, thin to achieve a final spacing of 25cm (10"). Alternatively, for hanging baskets and containers, sow on a windowsill or in a greenhouse
at approximately 13-18°C (55-65°F) 3 or 4 seeds to a 7.5cm (3") pot. Plant after acclimatisation to outside conditions.Sowing - Cropping: 6-8 weeks.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers.
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