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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Garden Sage

After yesterday’s post, a loyal follower and client sent some interesting tidbits inspired by the tomatoes, lentil and pasta recipe. This is a must try if you like lentils.

“Since lentils are a seed, they contain phytic acid, which has been proven to inhibit proper digestion/ assimilation of micronutrients, and it is those critical micronutrients that our bodies need. The solution? Sprout them. Soaking legumes, then letting them sprout a tiny root not only neutralizes the phytic acid, it actually awakens and activates the enzymes in the lentils that are crucial for optimal digestion/assimilation, making them all that much more nutritious. So I'll sprinkle them liberally on top of that bowl of tomatoes, giving me some delicious extra crunch along with that big nutritional wallop.”

Thanks, Carol for sending this information along. And if you’re wondering about today’s image, Russian sage is a dynamite plant. Plus it seemed to fit perfect with the topic. There are so many garden sages with something to share and it is always a welcoming thought that many of you come and visit here.

As Lao Tzu reminds us, “The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.”

I appreciate the flowers that wave…

Image of Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian sage in our garden by Ann Bilowz

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