Ben is one of the most passionate persons I have ever met: He is devotedly passionate about growing tropical edibles cost-effectively & efficiently, and infectiously passionate about spreading his gospel of Earth-friendly sustainable living.
Ceylon Spinach is rich in antioxidants, particularly beta carotene and lutein - naturally occurring chemicals that help keep your cells from aging. The purple variety seems to be slightly higher in antioxidants, most likely anthocyanins due to the colour.
His passion for the conservation of our scarce and precious water supply and to maximise our limited land space is infectious. Now, Bee Amazed Garden has 2 vertical towers using SIP and his latest version, the Solar Powered Stackable Sub-Irrigated Grow System.
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".