Before agriculture became industrial, there were more than 1000 varieties of vegetables in home gardens.
Today, it remains barely sixty!
If you want to save these old varieties before they completely disappear, invite them into your garden!
By cultivating these vegetable varieties forgotten, you will contribute to the enhancement of biodiversity and bring to your dishes with new flavors. Do not think they have been abandoned by lack of quality. On the contrary, they are often more vegetables rich in vitamins and trace elements.
For example, among the root vegetables, parsnip has high levels of vitamin C and tuberous chervil is high in fiber, starch and carbohydrate reserves. The root scorsonère, less known than that of salsify, contains twice as many carbohydrates as the latter. Maritime crambe offers the double advantage’be low in nitrates and high in fiber.
Side leafy vegetables, you will discover the virtues of a cabbage Daubenton that can remain in place in all seasons.
Some forgotten varieties were treated unfairly "weeds", as’nettle or lamb's quarters, yet they are very rich in protein and vitamins.
Others have been set aside as charged with a negative image, as Jerusalem artichoke. However, its glycemic index is lower, it can replace the potato in diabetics.
Finally, these retro vegetables are more resistant to diseases, they require less chemical treatments to the garden.
Food lovers can use the forgotten vegetables in new revenue inventive and tasty cuisine.
For example, crambe maritime salads or cold ficoïde and Japan artichokes gratins.
To surprise your friends, you'll find them mashed apple vitelottepotatoes land color ink or roots mertensia taste oyster.
All these heirloom vegetables are in good garden centers or by mail.