Aquaponics – The growth of fish and plants together to produce an efficient way of farming. The fish waste is used to fertilise the plants providing food and the plants then grow at an accelerated rate! Therefore, by growing plants with fish in this way, it is not necessary to add any outside food or fertiliser. As a result, the plants provide a natural filter for the fish and both grow in harmony together.
At Greenmann Aquatics we have a commercial sized greenhouse where we breed and quarantine our fish. So it’s here that we have many aquaponic beds growing a range of plants and vegetables. Recently out main focus has been watercress. After growing it is then hydrated and made into watercress powder – to be used as a superfood!
The health benefits of watercress are providing nutrition, boosting immunity, cancer preventive, and thyroid support. These health benefits begin with a single serving of watercress as a dietary supplement. Watercress is a cruciferous plant grown for centuries as a mineral rich green leafy vegetable.
In a powder, it is highly concentrated and can be added to many different dishes and smoothies! A great way to have hidden vegetables in daily meals! To find out more about purchasing our watercress, please go to The Watercress Queen on Facebook or visit our shop online.