If you're in the agriculture or commercial farming industry, you need to know about an up-and-coming superfood that's poised to revolutionize the market. Duckweed, also known as water lentils or Lemna, is a highly nutritious plant that is gaining recognition for its numerous health benefits. Not only that, but it can be grown easily and sustainably using our AGT-50 fulvic mineral complex, providing an extraordinary
health supplement for both humans and animals alike. In this article, we'll explore the reasons to grow duckweed, how it can be commercially grown, and the incredible health benefits that this tiny aquatic plant offers.
Why Grow Water Lentil/Lemna/Duckweed?
Duckweed is an extremely resourceful and adaptable plant that holds numerous advantages for anyone interested in sustainable agriculture. It can grow in various environments, ranging from ponds to fish tanks, and has a rapid growth rate, allowing farmers to harvest it throughout the year. This versatile plant requires fewer resources compared to traditional crops, making it both an economically and environmentally friendly choice.
Growing duckweed with AGT-50 enhances its nutritional value even further and can even be used as a supplemental food source for aquaculture as one of our staff members does in his fish tank. This creates a symbiotic relationship between the water lentils and aquatic animals, as the duckweed helps clean the water, and in turn, animals provide nutrients that the plants can absorb.
Commercial Growing and Fulvic Acid
Fulvic acid, a natural compound found in soil, can be used to enhance the growth of duckweed. Our AGT-50 is a carefully formulated blend of fulvic acid and other minerals that act as an organic fertilizer and boost the nutritional value of duckweed. This makes it perfect for commercial farming applications to cultivate a higher yield. This makes it a viable and profitable option for large-scale farming operations looking to tap into the ever-growing health food market.
"We're super excited to expand our use of AgTonik's AGT-50 as we expand our hydro grow into aquaponic, and conventional soil grows. A lot of upsides. Our lemna duckweed has become over 50% of our business and growing! As an example, our latest test with chelated mineral nutes alone vs nonchelated mineral nutes with AGT-50 has proven the AGT-50 chelation ability to help lower input costs (chelated mineral nutes cost more $$ then nonchelated)."
–Mike Murray, Noah's Dove Farm
Nutritional Benefits of Duckweed
Duckweed packs a powerful nutritional punch that makes it an excellent food source for humans and animals alike. It's rich in essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, as well as essential fatty acids. It also contains high levels of dietary fiber, giving it a unique texture unlike any other vegetable. Furthermore, duckweed has been found to have antioxidant properties that can help fight off free radicals in the body, making it an excellent addition to any health-conscious diet.
Here are some of its key benefits:
High in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids essential for tissue repair, duckweed is an excellent health supplement for those seeking plant-based sources of nutrition.
Rich in 45% protein suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets, duckweed is packed with calcium, iron, and vitamins A, B6 and C.
Duckweed contains the essential amino acids that are necessary for body maintenance and tissue repair.
Consuming duckweed offers numerous health advantages:
Weight loss and obesity prevention: Studies have found that duckweed consumption leads to reductions in body weight and fat mass, which can help prevent obesity.
Antioxidant properties: It's rich in antioxidants, which help the body fight against free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
Anti-inflammatory properties: Duckweed have been found to possess anti-inflammatory capabilities, which can help alleviate various health conditions related to inflammation.
Conclusion: Growing This Super Food
Duckweed is an exciting and versatile plant that is quickly gaining recognition for its numerous health benefits. It is easy to grow small amount of duckweed at home but leave it to the professionals like Noah's Dove Farm for safe and usable amounts for consumption. Growing duckweed with products like AGT-50 provides an extraordinary food supplement for both humans and animals, enabling commercial farmers to tap into the ever-growing health food market. With its high protein content, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, it's no wonder that this superfood crop is becoming increasingly popular. Whether you're interested in sustainable agriculture or health food, duckweed is certainly worth considering. Try it out today and reap the incredible benefits this tiny aquatic plant has to offer!