EDIBLE WILD WEEDS
Weeds grown in the fields are particularly rich in Vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, Ω3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid, all of which contribute significantly to the body’s antioxidant capacity. They also contain large amounts of fiber that contribute to digestion and normal bowel function, contain no fats and have low calories. Iron, calcium, minerals and many other valuable substances are found in hundreds of species of edible flora.
SONCHUS OLERACEUS Flowered
BEES & USEFUL INSECTS FEEDING SOURCE
Weeds,plants, herbs,trees & wild flowers enhance floral diversity in olive growing landscapes providing food for insects in exchange for pollination which is essential for the ecosystem balance.The stability of mutualistic interactions in pollination networks depends on conservation of insect pollinator and flora communities.Olive farms flora provides food in the form of nectar, pollen, seeds, fruits and foliage. Common knapweed, oxeye daisy and lady’s bedstraw are all rich sources of nectar for pollinating insects.Olive Groves flora also provide nesting sites, larval food, forage and shelter.