Is there any benefit to eating plant shoots over regular vegetables?
Yes, shoots have a number of benefits. Firstly they can be eaten raw which means that they don’t lose valuable nutrients during the cooking process. Its believed that they have a higher concentration of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients gram for gram when compared to vegetables. They are also very easy to digest which makes it easier for children and elderly to eat. Finally they are easy to grow at home, seeds are readily available and you can grow shoots from seeds to ready to eat in only a few days.