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7 Superfoods with the Smallest Footprint

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Asparagus
One cup has more than a day’s worth of vitamin K, and is rich in folate, vitamins A, C and B6, thiamin, niacin, tryptophan, and fiber. And the eco-bonus is that it’s another you’re likely to find growing closer to home than some of the other celebrated superfoods.

Recipe: Tofu Asparagus Stir-Fry

Quinoa
It’s the only complete-protein grain (that actually isn’t a grain at all), it contains iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, and fiber, and researchers are working throughout South America to make its cultivation more sustainable all the time.

Recipe: Tasty Toasted Quinoa Salad

Flax
A fish-free way to get those omega 3 fatty acids—growing flax is easier on the environment than fish farming, plus you avoid the nasty chemicals and toxins that make fish oil not such a great bargain.

The Power of Flax Seeds

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8:49AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

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