Alfresia survey shows more people growing superfoods

A rising number of adults are opting to grow their own superfoods to save money and make the most of their own outdoor space, according to a survey by garden and conservatory furniture retailer

The survey found that 26 per cent of British adults have grown superfoods such as Flax seed, Aloe Vera and Blueberries themselves in their garden, yard, balcony or window sills.

Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods, considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. 68 per cent of those who admit to growing their own superfoods say they want to feel the benefit of the anti-ageing traits of the food, without paying the price tag.

Those who surveyed believed they saved around £250 per year (over £20 per month) by growing their own superfoods in the garden.

Craig Corbett, marketing manager at, said: "As a nation, we are becoming obsessed with discovering new and innovative ways to stay healthy, and also save money. Juicing has become a trend across the world, but the ingredients can often be expensive and once bought, can go out of date quickly.

"By growing your own superfoods at home, you’re not only going to save heaps of cash but also you’ll have a fresh batch of superfood goodness at your fingertips almost all year round."

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