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Wild Ramp Powder

Dr. Cowan's Garden

Wild Ramp Powder

$55.00

With wild ramps sustainably foraged from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, this powder - which includes the whole plant - is a delicious way to add a wild vegetable to your daily diet. Wild ramps are rare in the marketplace because their season is only a few weeks long, and they grow only on the forest floors of the eastern United States and Canada; they also grow slowly and take up to four years to flower and reproduce, so sustainable harvesting is a must.

Wild and perennial vegetables are key to diversifying veggie consumption because of their extra-rich nutrient content. In the allium family and often referred to as wild leeks, wild ramps have a distinct onion-garlic flavor and are a rich source of selenium (which supports immune function), chromium (needed for blood-sugar regulation), and iron (for production of healthy blood cells). In addition to being a rich source of minerals, wild ramps are also a good source of choline, which is needed for brain development, and of the sulfur-containing compound kaempferol, which protects the lining of the blood vessels in our bodies. No doubt, their nutritional richness derives from their mining the humus from the cool forest floor. And because the powder is stored in a Miron jar, this tender and uniquely flavorful plant is now available for year-round cooking as a delicious powder. Our favorite way to use Wild Ramp Powder is mixed into soft butter to be used over steaks or roasted chicken, or for sautéing vegetables. It's also delicious sprinkled liberally over sliced potatoes before roasting with sea salt and plenty of olive oil.

1.4oz

Wild-harvested ramps

Mix into soft butter to use over steaks or roasted chicken, or for sautéing vegetables. It's also delicious sprinkled liberally over sliced potatoes before roasting with sea salt and plenty of olive oil.

Originating as an idea at a family vacation in Cape Cod in July 2015, Dr. Cowan’s Garden is a true family-owned-and-run business. With over 40 years of studying food and nutrition and working with patients, Dr. Tom Cowan is a longtime holistic physician living and practicing in San Francisco who specializes in helping people heal through diet and natural medicines. His book How (and Why) to Eat More Vegetables describes why eating small amounts of a wide variety of vegetables is key to optimal health, and he is a passionate and knowledgeable grower of vegetables. He does, indeed, plant and tend many of the vegetables that are turned into these powders. Dr. Cowan believes that, taking our lead from healthy traditional peoples, we should strive to eat at least 10 to 12 different plants a day to avail ourselves of all the concentrated vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that plants have to offer – and Dr. Cowan’s Garden powders help us achieve this plant diversity with ease and accessibility on a daily basis.

Sourcing vegetables from their own organic garden, as well as directly from organic and biodynamic farmers in New York, Pennsylvania, and California, Dr. Cowan’s Garden powders are as nutrient-dense as they are efficacious. All vegetables are gently and intentionally dehydrated (some steamed beforehand) before being turned into powdered form; and all powders are created in-house in Dr. Cowan’s Garden California studio.

The Intention

With wild ramps sustainably foraged from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, this powder - which includes the whole plant - is a delicious way to add a wild vegetable to your daily diet. Wild ramps are rare in the marketplace because their season is only a few weeks long, and they grow only on the forest floors of the eastern United States and Canada; they also grow slowly and take up to four years to flower and reproduce, so sustainable harvesting is a must.

Wild and perennial vegetables are key to diversifying veggie consumption because of their extra-rich nutrient content. In the allium family and often referred to as wild leeks, wild ramps have a distinct onion-garlic flavor and are a rich source of selenium (which supports immune function), chromium (needed for blood-sugar regulation), and iron (for production of healthy blood cells). In addition to being a rich source of minerals, wild ramps are also a good source of choline, which is needed for brain development, and of the sulfur-containing compound kaempferol, which protects the lining of the blood vessels in our bodies. No doubt, their nutritional richness derives from their mining the humus from the cool forest floor. And because the powder is stored in a Miron jar, this tender and uniquely flavorful plant is now available for year-round cooking as a delicious powder. Our favorite way to use Wild Ramp Powder is mixed into soft butter to be used over steaks or roasted chicken, or for sautéing vegetables. It's also delicious sprinkled liberally over sliced potatoes before roasting with sea salt and plenty of olive oil.

1.4oz

The Ingredients

Wild-harvested ramps

The Ritual

Mix into soft butter to use over steaks or roasted chicken, or for sautéing vegetables. It's also delicious sprinkled liberally over sliced potatoes before roasting with sea salt and plenty of olive oil.

The Dr. Cowan's Garden Story

Originating as an idea at a family vacation in Cape Cod in July 2015, Dr. Cowan’s Garden is a true family-owned-and-run business. With over 40 years of studying food and nutrition and working with patients, Dr. Tom Cowan is a longtime holistic physician living and practicing in San Francisco who specializes in helping people heal through diet and natural medicines. His book How (and Why) to Eat More Vegetables describes why eating small amounts of a wide variety of vegetables is key to optimal health, and he is a passionate and knowledgeable grower of vegetables. He does, indeed, plant and tend many of the vegetables that are turned into these powders. Dr. Cowan believes that, taking our lead from healthy traditional peoples, we should strive to eat at least 10 to 12 different plants a day to avail ourselves of all the concentrated vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that plants have to offer – and Dr. Cowan’s Garden powders help us achieve this plant diversity with ease and accessibility on a daily basis.

Sourcing vegetables from their own organic garden, as well as directly from organic and biodynamic farmers in New York, Pennsylvania, and California, Dr. Cowan’s Garden powders are as nutrient-dense as they are efficacious. All vegetables are gently and intentionally dehydrated (some steamed beforehand) before being turned into powdered form; and all powders are created in-house in Dr. Cowan’s Garden California studio.

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