The Click & Grow 25 is a huge step forwards in the indoor gardening sector. It’s the only indoor plant growing solution to provide a continuous, significant harvest for a healthier diet. By growing greens in the Click & Grow 25, you’re not only choosing to eat better… you’re also helping to tackle some of the world’s major food problems. Let’s take a look at what these are.
Food safety concerns
It’s estimated that contaminated food is responsible for over 200 diseases. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 600 million people become sick every year as a result of contaminated food. Of that number, approximately 420,000 die. If ever there was a time to take food safety seriously, that time is now.
When growing food in your Click & Grow 25, you can be sure that it’s completely free from any harmful substances. Each of our plants are grown in 100% clean smart soil. We check every batch of smart soil against 500 of the most commonly used chemicals in agriculture before producing plant pods. The produce you grow in your Click & Grow 25 is free from fungicides, pesticides, heavy metals, MSG (monosodium glutamate), hormones, sodium nitrites, sulfites and any other harmful substances that can be found in grocery store produce. With your Click & Grow 25, you can enjoy a weekly harvest of fresh greens that are safe for you and your family. Your greens are clean because you’re growing them yourself at home. Unlike much supermarket produce, your Click & Grow greens haven’t been treated to prolong their shelf life or exposed to transport-related pollution.
Food going to waste
Approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted every year. That’s nearly one-third of all food produced in the world. It’s also estimated that 1/2 of all fruit & vegetables produced around the world every year is wasted. What’s one of the most overlooked causes of food waste in everyday life? Buying more food than we need and not being able to consume it before it expires. Supermarket sales and promotions tempt us to buy more than we would normally use in a week. By growing greens in your Click & Grow 25, you’re able to grow as much as you need and proactively cut back on food waste. The device has a 5 week growing cycle which helps you plan your meals ahead of time. When you remove a tray of ready-to-harvest greens from your Click & Grow 25, they’ll stay fresh and nutritious for up to a week, giving you plenty of time to consume them.
Not getting enough nutritious food
Did you know it’s possible to be malnourished despite consuming enough calories every day? This happens when we consume foods that contain very few essential vitamins and minerals. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the US alone, fewer than 1 in 10 adults and adolescents consume enough fruits and vegetables.
One of the best ways to boost your health is by including more nutrient-dense foods in your diet. Dark leafy greens are especially nutritious and help to cover for vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies - arugula, chard and pak choi are great examples of this. When growing greens in your Click & Grow 25, you can enjoy a weekly harvest of nutritious, health-promoting greens. These greens can be enjoyed raw, steamed or used in wraps, soups, stir-frys, sandwiches or omelets. The possibilities are endless.
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