Eaten in India as "Gongura", the edible leaves of the "Whitten" strand have up to 34% Protein. The seeds can be ground into a gluten free flour for baking. It is a fast growing plant (faster than weeds), requires little water and can sequester 8x more carbon than evergreen trees
When I got to know them better I was surprised to know their age and how they have never fallen sick for several years. He has shared with me the simple foods he grows and how to consume them to get the most nutritional value. I have attended several of his talks where his highlight is on rejuvenation and how we can be "biologically younger than our chronological age".
Beware that he can talk amazingly fast which shows how quick he is at forming ideas and thoughts. It is always great to have him for gardening trips and expedition with his endless jokes (nothing beats his one-liners and wisecracks! LOL) and can talk at the same time on interesting ideas and concepts. :)
Fast forward 7 years and we meet Ben again, he told us he has "retired" from the Building Industry and is going to do what he loves. At the age of 60, he is still as enthusiastic as we first met him but an "upgraded version" with even more ideas, knowledge, actions and wisecracks.