Compost Superfoods - 5 foods that give your compost that extra boost
Sure, soilkind takes on just about any type of organic waste. But there are a few superstars in the rows of our kitchen scraps that give your compost that extra nutrient boost. Today, we'll share with you which ones they are and what good stuff they add to your compost.
There's no question about it - we're the biggest fans of compost. Not only because we save CO2 and return valuable nutrients to the cycle with environmentally friendly composting. No, because compost also simply allows us to get the most out of our organic waste.
What exactly was compost again?
Compost is a humus- and nutrient-rich rotting product made from organic waste. It's also a small miracle that nature performs. And it's really not that easy to replicate this process. Good thing we've been researching it for a long time, and soilkind will soon be preparing fresh compost for you - just like Mama Earth made it.
Compost is very nutrient-rich per se. But with a few choice goodies, you'll make your compost extra potent.
Small note, even though we know this is on your mind anyway: Please don't produce extra organic waste to improve your compost. We've linked you to some appropriate vegan recipes that you can use to make something delicious and useful, and benefit from your kitchen scraps. Maybe you have some favorite recipes you'd like to share?
And now, lay the table for our compost superfoods:
Actually, we can just eat the little green crowns too, but we usually don't. Your compost will be all the happier because strawberry leaves contain vitamin C, iron and calcium, as well as tannins.
Fancy a bit of strawberry magic in the kitchen? How about some terrific strawberry oatmeal bars?
You need it to wake up, and it also gives soilkind a special kick: coffee grounds contain nitrogen, which supports the composting process. So keep the black gold coming.
Banana peels contain the nutrients calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphate, potassium and sodium and can also be preserved in compost. They are important for healthy growth of flowering and fruit plants.
Here is the recipe for what we think is the tastiest banana bread ever.
Whole grain rice
Got some rice left over after curry? No problemo. Whole grain rice is a basic in the kitchen that is also good for your compost. It contains the bran and germ and provides more specific nutrients like fiber, protein, antioxidants and certain vitamins and minerals.
In Germany, asparagus has its own season that people really look forward to. Good thing! After all, asparagus contains fiber, vitamin C and folic acid. It's also an excellent source of vitamin K. So is the peel, which you can dispose of for your compost in soilkind.
Feel like roasted asparagus with tahini dressing?
And for extra bonus points: Cut your organic waste a little smaller before adding it. That way, soilkind has less work to do and your compost is ready to go faster.
Here's another general guide to all the do's & don'ts for a happy kitchen composter.