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Best foods to grow and store for survival

Survival foods

(NaturalNews) A tense and combative U.S. election cycle. Millions of Americans at each other's throats. Planned and paid-for protests. Global instability. The threat of nuclear war. Financial collapse.

Today every one of these is of a major concern because any one of them – or several of them at once – could explode into the new reality. And what are you doing to prepare yourself for the next cataclysmic event?

One item that you should be thinking about – if not the most important item - is water. Whether you store it or plan to filter it (actually, you should do both), just remember that you can only survive about three days without water.

But you've also got to eat, of course, so making sure you have a reliable, long-term storable food source is also important. In a relatively minor event – say, an ice storm or tornado – the damage area, comparatively speaking, won't be overwhelmingly large, so emergency services and local authorities will be able to compensate rather quickly. However, large-scale political turmoil that leads to anarchy, or a massive economic collapse, will linger for weeks, months and maybe even years. So having a fallback food source is imperative.

As noted by Natural Blaze here are some of the best foods you can grow, and then store, for any emergency (in no particular order of importance):

Beetroot: This plant is not just nutritious but it goes a long way because you can actually use the entire plant. The leaves are nutritious and can be consumed like spinach. The beets contain vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, as well as several minerals and omega 6 fatty acids.

Spinach: Not just for Popeye anymore, spinach can be consumed raw in salads or added to meals that you cook. Spinach also contains a wealth of vitamins including A, many of the B group, C, D, E, and K, as well as omega 3 fatty acids. It's also cholesterol- and fat-free. The only thing is, spinach takes up a decent amount of space for the weight you get; however, for its contribution in nutrients, it's worth growing.

Kale: Another leafy veggie it's also rich in essential nutrients and vitamins. It also contains little carbohydrates and dietary fiber, but it's good for omega 3's and 6's.

Tomatoes: A staple food practically everywhere, tomatoes are good by themselves or make great additions to several recipes. So grow as many of them for storage as you can, as they are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Broccoli: This veggie contains a fantastic amount of dietary fiber, and contains vitamins A and several of the B group. Also, broccoli has a vast amount of vitamin C and a range of minerals essential for daily dietary intake. Learn how to freeze it here.

Carrots: High in vitamins A, C and K, carrots are also an excellent source of fiber, as well as low in calories. Plus, they are extremely versatile and can be eaten raw, cooked or added to a variety of recipes. They contain lutein, a carotenoid that is beneficial to eye health. Plus, these will grow in tubs as well as a standard garden.

Potatoes: Rather than serving as mere lumps of starch, potatoes are a versatile vegetable that contain as much as 48 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, in just a single serving. In addition, they are packed with omega 3's and 6's, as well as various vitamins and minerals. They also contain niacin. They are high in carbs, which makes them filling – perfect for when you have to bug out or patrol a wide swathe of ground – and they are ideal for growing in rough ground. Plus, they self-proliferate.

Other veggies to consider include onions, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and leafy greens. Many of these can be grown even if space is a problem.





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