Friday, December 29, 2017

Magnesium 101, The Miracle of Magnesium

Magnesium is essential to more than 300 biochemical processes in the human body and over 3,700 magnesium binding sites. The functions the need magnesium include:

  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Protein synthesis
  • Neurological function
  • Blood sugar control
  • Energy metabolism
  • Antioxidant production

Most of the US population is deficient in magnesium.

This post is about magnesium rich natural food sources...

The best sources of magnesium are green leafy vegetables. This is because of the high levels of chlorophyll, where magnesium is at the center of the chlorophyll molecule.

Common Magnesium rich vegetables grown in Minnesota:

  1. Spinach
  2. Arugula
  3. Chard
  4. Pumpkin seeds
  5. Black Beans
  6. Cilantro
  7. Kale
  8. Beet greens
  9. Green Peppers
  10. Tomatillos
We feed our soil with magnesium rich compost and cover crops. Making more magnesium available to the vegetable eater.

We foliar feed magnesium to our peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos and potatoes. You should see the plant response, the plants turn dark green (from increased chlorophyll production) and burst into bloom. Not only is this good for yields and the health of the plant. But it is amazing for flavor and the health of our customers.

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