[permaculture] Overweight and sick? You're f**king STARVING!!!

Keith Johnson kd.johnson at insightbb.com
Fri Mar 7 15:01:54 EST 2008


THIS is why we are buying rock mineral amendments for our gardens (from 
Mar. 2008 Acres USA)
(If the table doesn't transmit properly, I've also posted it at my blog 
- http://kjpermaculture.blogspot.com/

*"Mineral Deficiencies---and Their Fall Out," by David Thomas, D.C*

Full details of Thomas's research at: 
www.mineralresourcesint.co.uk/research.html 
<http://www.mineralresourcesint.co.uk/research.html>

*Average Mineral Content of Food---1940-1991*

*Fruit*

	

Loss

Sodium

	

29%

Potassium

	

19%

Phosphorous

	

(2%) (gain)

Magnesium

	

16%

Calcium

	

16%

Copper

	

20%

Iron

	

24%

*Vegetables*

	

Loss

Sodium

	

49%

Potassium

	

16%

Phosphorous

	

(9%) (gain)

Magnesium

	

24%

Calcium

	

46%

Copper

	

76%

Iron

	

27%

*Meat*

	

*Loss*

Sodium

	

30%

Potassium

	

16%

Phosphorus

	

28%

Magnesium

	

10%

Calcium

	

41%

Copper

	

24%

Iron

	

54%

*Vegetables*

	

*Loss*

Runner beans

	

Nearly 100% of sodium

Watercress

	

93% of copper

Carrots

	

75% of magnesium

Broccoli

	

75% of calcium

Spring onion

	

74% of calcium

Swede

	

71% of iron

Spinach

	

60% of iron

Potatoes

	

47% of phosphorous

*Fruit*

	

*Loss*

Orange

	

67% of iron

Avocado

	

62% of sodium

Strawberry

	

55% of calcium

Melon

	

45% of magnesium

Passion Fruit

	

43% of potassium

Raspberry

	

39% of calcium

Blackberry

	

35% of calcium

Rhubarb

	

32% of phosphorous


-- 
Keith Johnson
"Be fruitful and mulch apply."
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