I know right? ??? So yeah, broccoli is a brassica. That's the family of vegetable it belongs to, which also includes cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Western Australia grows A LOT OF brassicas. Broccoli contains antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin C. Its thought to prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and reduce allergic reactions and inflammation. But wait, there's more! Broccoli also contains high levels of vitamin K and calcium which are important for bone health. Its also high in fibre which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, and maintains low blood sugar. So yeah, I guess you could say its good for you! If you haven't already... do yourself a favour and give broccoli a try today! Source: Sinha S. 7 health benefits of broccoli. The Times of India. 2014.
In today's video, Food You Can Trust Brand Ambassador Jessie Davis talks about the recent wind damage to her crop. Western Australia broadacre farming operates under a Mediterranean climate. There is no irrigated farming unlike other states such as Queensland, NSW and Victoria. WA’s Grain Growers are regarded as the best Dryland farmers in the world, often dry-seeding well before the season breaks. Thankfully, Jessie Davis got a concentrated period of rain on Wednesday. A good 20 millimeters! Wind damage is something you can't avoid in farming. You'll get to see first hand the devastating effects this can have on the plants and how Jessie will help mother nature repair the damage. So sit back and relax while you watch and learn from Jessie!
Agriculture and the Economy We are living through a very different time. A time where only a handful of people globally can recollect an event similar. In Australia, the bushfires earlier in the year and now the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the public’s concept of normal life across many subjects. Especially in activities that we all normally take for granted like going to a shop or a supermarket to restock. For many people this is the first time they have experienced empty shelves. The first time we've really been forced to fear a lack of food security. Not Such An Uncommon Occurrence Toilet paper is one item that everyone has noticed has been in short supply, but also long shelf life food items such as pasta and pasta sauce. We have also experienced shortages of eggs, milk, rice and [...]