27.6 C
Byron Shire
February 5, 2023

Greens for energy

Latest News

Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

Other News

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Only nine weeks to Bluesfest and 18 new artists announced

Easter is on its way and that means Bluesfest is only nine weeks away. 

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

‘DISASTER’

Government ‘DISASTER’ signs promoting fear of floods are affecting property sales. We are trying to sell our beautiful family home...

Old ANZ Mullum

The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to...

Avi Karny: qualified engineer and plant scientist.

V. Cosford

Remember how huge wheatgrass juice was – ten to fifteen years ago? Walk past a local cafe and there’d be people tossing back tiny shots of emerald-green chlorophyll as if it were a virtuous vodka. According to Avi Karny, qualified engineer and plant scientist, and for the past two years owner of Energetic Greens, fresh wheatgrass juicing ‘takes a fair bit of time and material as well as a specialised juicer’ – and yet since his business started reintroducing it at the farmers’ markets he’s seen a steady increase in its sales.

It’s only one of the wildly nutritious offerings at the stall. Organic sprouts and micro-greens are all available, sprouts in a dazzling range I’d not known existed. There’s broccoli and snow pea and radish sprouts, sunflower and buckwheat sprouts, barley grass and salad mix sprouts, all certified organic, neatly and cleanly packaged; the wheatgrass in serried ranks of vibrant green. Sprouts are the germinated seeds of plants like alfalfa and mustard and clover, their nutrient content increases 500 per cent when the seeds sprout, bursting with vitamins and antioxidants and enzymes. They truly are a superfood, and yet I’ve often wondered about their uses, apart from in salads. Avi, however, is educating me: ‘The more delicate ones such as broccoli and radish’, he says, ‘are mainly used to enrich sandwiches and salads. The hardy ones, such as sunflower and snow pea, can also make a great stand-alone snack, being so crunchy and full of flavour.’ What’s more, he adds, ‘some varieties go really well in hot dishes such as soups and stir fries – add them on top and mix in, they will remain crunchy and add texture.’

He personally consumes sprouts every day. ‘With some olive oil and balsamic vinegar: such a delight!’. I can well imagine.

Energetic Greens are at Mullumbimby on Fridays from 7–11am.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two separate occasions advocating effectively with...

Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of the fence. A well-to-do lawyer...

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy.