Awful weather - typical Brits talk

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  • ArbitraryRandom
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    edited 4 December 2023 at 3:23PM
    Aye, I think I'm getting to the age where I have to think about vitamins/diet and maybe supplements (not getting by on cold pizza for breakfast like I could a decade ago!). I've been seriously considering some vitamin d at the least as they say we're all short of it (especially in winter) but I wonder what plants I can grow to have some healthy vitamin boosting salads and the like (bringing it back to the topic of the thread :D) and planning what I want to grow next year. They say you should eat the rainbow, so it might be fun to see if I can grow something from each of the colour groups. 
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  • twopenny said:
    Dusty, you've answered your own question.
    Why did they pull the research when vit c only costs pence. No profit=no sponsorship.

    Toasted pumpkin seeds are delicious! But I've never got an answer to the question - does the heat destroy the vit/minerals?
    Apparently yes: https://www.nutraceuticalbusinessreview.com/news/article_page/Degradation_of_vitamins_probiotics_and_other_active_ingredients_caused_by_exposure_to_heat_water_and_sunlight/145924

    10 minutes at 85-95 degrees destroys the vit c in fortified flours (so I assume other things as well). 

    I vaguely remember reading somewhere that water soluble vitamins are badly damaged by cooking but fat soluble less so -  (not completely safe, but better) - so A and D in heat treated milk do relatively okay but B and C in things like spinach and broccoli degrade a lot when cooked. 
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  • Dustyevsky
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    twopenny said:
    Dusty, you've answered your own question.
    Why did they pull the research when vit c only costs pence. No profit=no sponsorship.
    Sponsorship was there, though. I said “despite funding being obtained.”
    I think the answer goes deeper, perhaps linked to the very small cost of meeting nutritional needs. After all, if nutritional deficiencies in elderly people could be mitigated for 10p a day, there might be no need for expensive alternatives, like 'health drinks' etc. 
    Mind you, I might prefer the Kombucha, and allegedly, “Gu*nn*ss is good for you!” :D  I don't like toasted nuts...or sit too close to the wood burner! >:)
    It was so soggy today, all I managed to do was replace a rotten hen house window and pot up a few of my very late sown wallflowers. The -4c seems to have done no harm in the polytunnel, where I buried overwintering salvias and similar tenderish things under a big heap of old fleece. :) More rain tonight, but tomorrow seems to have improved, so it could be a proper garden day after all!  o:)

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