Why does homegrown food taste better than commercial produce?
Broccoli from Donna’s Garden
Answer: minerals, vitamins, antioxidants. They come from soil.
Much of our farmland is sick after years of synthetic fertilizers that kill the natural organisms that convert soil components into nutrition.
For decades all we’ve put back is N-P-K, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium only. Not selenium, or zinc, for example, nor do we add organic matter which help make these micronutrients available.
It’s like humans, eating protein, fat, and carbs, without any fibre, vitamins, minerals or other nutrients. We’d soon be dead!
Much of the food grown in these dead conditions tastes like nothing.
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