This edible plant is watered with Sea Water and lambs fed with it are leaner

This looks like the solution for many sea side communities with scarce drinking water. The plant is called Salicornia, and the experiment of feeding sheep was performed by an Argentine scientist, winning the Innovar prize.

The lambs had 50% less colesterol when fed with salicornia, pointing to an original, cheap and abundant natural resource.


 

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Spanish version:

Salicornia: agricultura con agua de mar

Oscar Alberto Bianciotto

Desarrolla las posibilidades de cultivo de una especie vegetal halófita nativa de Tierra del Fuego. Regada con agua de mar, tiene potencial nutricional para el hombre y podría conferir características especiales a la carne de ovinos engordados con esta especie. El colesterol se redujo. al 50% en corderos alimentados con pastizales de Salicornia, que resultan más magros para consumo humano.