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Nutritionally Enhanced Pea Shoots to Launch in June 

Kent Vertical Farmer to introduce nutritionally enhanced Pea Shoots Biofortified with Vitamin B12.

Vertical microgreen farm Ro-Gro is set to energise shoppers as it launches the UK’s very first pea shoots biofortified with vitamin B12 to retail shelves this June. The pea shoots grown in Ro-Gro’s vertical farm are biofortified with B12, using ultrasonic aeroponic technology; the seedlings are grown without soil and irrigated with a nutrient-dense mist. 

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient primarily found in animal products and it plays a crucial role in maintaining nerve function, aiding in the production of DNA and red blood cells, and supporting overall energy levels. For individuals following a plant-based or vegetarian lifestyle, obtaining an adequate amount of Vitamin B12 can sometimes be challenging. That’s where Ro-Gro’s B12 Pea Shoots come in. A 15g portion will provide at least 2.4µg (micrograms) of vitamin B12 which is an adult’s recommended daily allowance (RDA).. The pea shoots also contain vitamins A, C and K, as well as a source of fibre and protein, all of which are important for a healthy diet. 

PRODUCT: Ro-Gro B12 Pea Shoots 

DESCRIPTION: Pea Shoots biofortified with Vitamin B12 

RETAILER: Whole Foods Market, Macknade, QUEX Barn, Staines Farm Shop, Cranbrook Farm Shop  

RRP: £4.00  

PACK SIZE: 60g  

Operating a vertical indoor farm, Ro-Gro cultivates a variety of microgreens, its ethos is to enable farming methods that contribute to more sustainable, healthier diets with minimal environmental impact. The green benefits of vertical farming include an efficient use of space and 90% less water and fertiliser usage than traditional farming. The benefit of farming within a contained space also means that no pesticides are required and no soil is needed. 

The Ro-Gro Pea Shoots with B12 are ideal for anyone looking to add nutrition, elegance and flavour to finished dishes. Whether tossed in salads, blended into smoothies, or used as a garnish for your favourite dishes, the B12 Pea Shoots add a nutritious boost to any meal. For recipes and inspiration visit Home Cooking – Ro-Gro 

Available in convenient packaging, with a guaranteed shelf life of 14 days. 

Ro-Gro’s B12 Pea Shoots will be available from June 2024 in Whole Foods Market in London, Macknade in Faversham, QUEX Barn in Birchington, Staines Farm Shop in Whitstable and Cranbrook Farm Shop. 


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