Adam Brown, who owns Gaia's Utopia Ltd., has grown herbs and miniature vegetables at his facility, which he claims is the first of its kind in Portsmouth. He has already started supplying several local businesses in and around Portsmouth, including Restaurant 27.
Adam said: "After the pandemic, my business kind of ceased. I was in payment processing, and all the shops shut. So, I started looking for something else to get into, and the vegan scene is definitely something that I saw on the rise, and I started making meat substitutes, but I realized very quickly that the nutrition in that stuff is non-existing."
"I started researching to find out where the most nutrients were – what the most beneficial food was – and there's a big thing in America now called microgreens. A microgreen is pretty much any vegetable that is grown to a size slightly bigger than a cress. ItIt'sarvested when the first two true leaves appear from the seed."
"The research shows anything up to 40 times the nutrition of the mature counterpart. ItIt'sot across the board – specifically red cabbage – but they hold a lot more nutrients than we're currently used to, so you don't need to eat as much."
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