Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pohole Ferns: Available to You!

I wanted to share with everyone a great product I discovered on Maui! It is the ferns I used for my Raw Spirit Dinner and I was recently informed that they can ship anywhere!! They have a delicious flavor and unique texture. So if you ever want to treat yourself, buy some POHOLE!!

Pohole is a good source of Vitamin A, B's & C. It has twice as much iron as an equal serving of spinach. There are also trace amounts of calcium and protein.

Scientists are just discovering how nutritious fiddleheads (the family of ferns pohole is from, fiddleheads are also found in Alaska, harvest time is early spring, before they uncurl!) are — even better than blueberries, the gold standard for antioxidants. They have found that fiddleheads are twice as strong as blueberries with regard to antioxidant activity.

Antioxidants help to support and neutralize free radicals linked to the development of a number of illnesses. Test show that fiddleheads are packed with the nutrient omega-3 fatty acids.

Fiddleheads are a good source of dietary fiber. They are low in sodium, and contain vitamins A and C, niacin, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium.

Get Your Fern On!

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