Grow your own Ashitaba with this four-pack
of Ashitaba Plant starts. Our Ashitaba farmer has generously made some plants available for sale to our customers for people who would like to grow it themselves. Ashitaba is a tricky plant to grow, but he's included detailed instructions on how to bring forth its full potential. The instructions will be emailed automatically after purchase.
Plants are sold in packets of four and shipped via priority mail to reduce the shipping cost per plant. They will ship on Monday's from California so they're not shipped over a weekend to ensure the freshest plants possible. Orders must be in by Saturday to ship out by Monday. Orders received after Saturday will ship out the following Monday.
Ashitaba is perhaps one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet, containing more Vitamin B6 and B12 than your typical green vegetable. Studies indicate that it boosts the immune system, is diuretic, enhances stomach and intestine functions, and has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It also contains rich stores of potassium and manganese, which help ease diabetes, and it stimulates nerve growth factor (NGF), which is a protein that maintains the health connection between neurons and the brain.
It even has the power to rejuvenate your body’s cell properties, and many people claim they look younger after regular consumption of ashitaba.
In addition, the chalcones, a yellow pigment found in the ashitaba stem, is being intensively studied for its cell-regulating properties. We take special care to harvest the stems along with the leaves to ensure the best nutrient-phytochemical profile.
Ashitaba has a clean, herbaceous, celery-like taste with warm, spicy notes. To use, put a teaspoon or so in a tea bag and steep in hot water for a soothing tea. Sprinkle on salads, eggs, rice and quinoa, buttered popcorn, steamed or roasted vegetables, fish, or chicken. Add to smoothies, soups, stews, pasta, spaghetti sauce – really, anything you enjoy eating!
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