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A HowStuffWorks Investigation: Do Microgreens Deliver Macro Nutrition?

We've gone on and on and on about the many benefits of microgreens before, and we'll stand by all the health benefits that come from it. It is, after all, the basis of Urban Cultivator. So, maybe it's time for you to hear from another source.

HowStuffWorks—the group behind the very popular podcast, Stuff You Should Know—is an award-winning source of "unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works." Recently, they looked into just how microgreens deliver macro nutrients.

Pointing out that microgreens have taken over the food world, they discuss how microgreens not only have a more concentrated flavor, they do appear to be rich in nutrients like zinc, iron and potassium, and disease-fighting antioxidants.

And how do they compare to their mature counterparts? You'll have to read HowStuffWorks' piece.

Read the rest of the informative article here.

Five Predictions for Health Food Trends in 2019

2018 is over, and it's time to see what the New Year has to offer. And one of our favorite things? Looking at the upcoming health food trend predictions!

With a new year, also brings new and exciting things to try, and we have some exciting things to obsess over come 2019. Without further ado, here are the health food trends to look out for in 2019.

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Eat Better Food: Chef Darren Clay

Chef Darren Clay

"Eat Better Food" is a recurring feature that highlights the amazing restaurants that use Urban Cultivators and Urban Cultivator-grown greens.

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They say teaching is one of the most rewarding professions in the world. And it makes sense—you leave people armed with more knowledge, more skill than they had before they were under your guidance. Continue reading “Eat Better Food: Chef Darren Clay” »

Eat Better Food: Chef Darren Brown

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"Eat Better Food" is a recurring feature that highlights the amazing restaurants that use Urban Cultivators and Urban Cultivator-grown greens. Continue reading “Eat Better Food: Chef Darren Brown” »

Eat Better Food: West Oak

Tim Cuff, West Oak's Executive Chef

"Eat Better Food" is a recurring feature that highlights the amazing restaurants that use Urban Cultivators and Urban Cultivator-grown greens.

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Vancouver is in a transitional phase right now.

Before, it was a city whose restaurants were solely focused on quality food that was imported from abroad. It wanted the best cheeses from France, the best foie gras from Quebec, the juiciest mangos from Mexico.

Now, things are changing.

While there is still a very real demand for the same quality food, there's also the understanding that we need to support our local farmers.

And what has Vancouver learned?

That food that's in season and locally sourced actually tastes better. It's the best that farms could possibly offer.

This is the very core of Tim Cuff's approach, West Oak's Executive Chef. Continue reading “Eat Better Food: West Oak” »

Eat Better Food: The Greek by Anatoli

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"Eat Better Food" is a recurring feature that highlights the amazing restaurants that use Urban Cultivators and Urban Cultivator-grown greens. Continue reading “Eat Better Food: The Greek by Anatoli” »

 
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