Nutrient Dense Foods

Why Nutrient Dense?

The food we eat today contains less protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin, and vitamin C than food produced just a half-century ago. (Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 23, No. 6, 669–682 (2004) and Donald R. Davis, HORTSCIENCE VOL. 44(1) FEBRUARY 2009)

Conventional farming’s narrow focus on yields has led to a decline in the nutritional quality of many crops, making our food less healthy than it was just 50 years ago. Yields have never been higher and we have access to ample calories, yet we’re getting sicker.

“Hidden hunger” is a reality for many, and diabetes and obesity are on the rise.

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Less Hunger

Nutrient-dense foods 
trigger more natural PYY  hormones, encouraging you to eat less 

Health Benefits
Nutrient-dense food are rich in protective phytonutrients 

Taste Sensation

Nutrient-dense foods have superior taste 

Good for You

You can get all the nutrients you need from healthy nutritious food.

Commodity or Quality

Modem foods rely upon further processing and have become energy dense and nutrient-poor

Lifestyle Choices

Type B malnutrition is becoming epidemic in the developing world as a result of eating the wrong types of food 

Natures Way

Organic minerals naturally biofortified in fruit are more easily absorbed in your stomach than inorganic supplements 

Social Responsibility

Farmers need to refocus to nourish rather than feed the world 

Less Hunger

Nutrient-dense foods 
trigger more natural PYY  hormones, encouraging you to eat less 

Change starts on the farm

Soil Health = Nutrient Dense Food

Trio Veg

Trio Veg is an affiliate company to Soiltech and is used as an experimental farm on all the Soiltech product lines.


The farming operation is situated close to Barberton in the Mpumalanga Lowveld and consists of 150ha. Currently farming with 15 ha vegetables comprising of tomatoes, cabbage, okra, chillies and green peppers on open land. There is also a 6.5ha net house structure in which red and yellow peppers are cultivated. There are also 12 ha established Macadamia trees between 1 – 2 years and are plans on the table to expand to 30 ha within the next year.

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A milestone achieved thus far is the successful production of a 3 ha tomato crop without the use of any conventional chemical pest and disease control. This result has been achieved by solely using the Soiltech model and products. This in itself is a huge confidence boost for the Soiltech team and a practical trial that can be built on and recommended for future interested farmers.

In the net house we have achieved above-average results on yield and quality of our fruits weighing more than the conventionally produced fruits and with a much longer shelve life. We have had great success in the biological control of bacteria and fungi as well as pest control using the Soiltech approach.

 

The Soiltech products are being subjected to the everyday challenges faced by any commercial farmer. Evaluating the products in the field gives us ample data to use in our research to better and improve the products. Thus placing us in a position to be able to recommend the Soiltech product range with confidence and practical results as a backup.