GBC – Grass Carrots and Sesame Seeds: The Benefits of Growing Corn Stalks article Hay fodder is one of the best sources of vitamin B12.
Sesame seeds are also good for absorbing iron and magnesium.
A team of Australian researchers has found that corn leaves are better at digesting nutrients than seed crops.
The team found that the leaves of corn, the seeds, and the corn stalk all had different levels of iron and zinc, and different levels in magnesium.
The study published in the journal Plant Physiology showed that corn roots and seeds were able to absorb up to 3,000 times more iron than seed stalks.
They also found that when growing seed stumps, corn roots could absorb up as much iron as seed stump.
“This suggests that the roots of corn are a better source of iron than seeds,” lead researcher John Poulton told ABC News.
“We also found in this study that the root growth on seed stems could absorb iron even though seed stamens had less iron.”
Corn seeds were also more digestible than corn roots, and could absorb the nutrients more quickly than seed roots, Mr Poulson said.
The researchers also found more vitamin B 12 in the corn root, compared to seed stomps.
“We’ve seen in the past that when we have seed-based crops and we’ve also had corn stamen, they are also more nutrient dense,” he said.
“So it is a very good place to have the seed-type nutrients and to have these nutrients in the root structure of the corn.”
“So when we’re looking at how to produce more food, we’ve got to make sure we get these nutrients into the roots, not just through the seed.”
The researchers say that if we want to be a growing food producer we need to get the nutrients into seed-stamens.
Corn roots also have a lot of protein, and when the researchers tested corn roots in the laboratory they found that they had more protein than seed-like roots.
Dr Poulter said the results are exciting and could lead to new ideas about how to make seeds more nutritious.
He said the research could help improve nutrition in a variety of crops.
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