Learn How to Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables and Eat Healthier at Gothic Arch Greenhouses

Dark green leafy vegetables are probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins.

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, so cook your greens with oil.

Vitamin K: Regulates blood clotting. Helps protect bones from osteoporosis. May help prevent and possibly even reduce atherosclerosis by reducing calcium in arterial plaque. May be a key regulator of inflammation, and may help protect from inflammatory diseases including arthritis. May help prevent diabetes

Micrograms of Vitamin K1 per 1/2 cup ~

Kale, cooked 630

Collard greens, cooked 520

Spinach, cooked 510

Turnip greens, cooked 425

Beet greens, cooked 350

Mustard greens, cooked 270

Brussels sprouts, cooked 210

Grow your own organic vegetables all year with the help of a quality greenhouse. The greenhouse is an enclosed structure that allows the gardener to grow crops in a controlled environment. This means that the right nutrients and proper sunlight are provided all year round without having to worry about pests or cold weather. One technique that has proven very effective when using greenhouses is hydroponics. This is done by using nutrient-enriched water instead of soil to grow the crops.