Plants cannot produce minerals. Plants extract and assimilate metallic minerals from the soil they grow in. Through a diet of plant matter, and also by consuming animals that eat plants, humans assimilate minerals.
Like many things in life, minerals, although essential for our well being, are taken for granted. It is only in recent years that the public in general have become aware of these essential building blocks.
There would be no life without minerals. Given the fact that the main source of minerals is from plant matter, and that in most cases plants are grown in mineral deficient soil, it is Continue reading What are minerals & trace elements?