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Brach’s rooftop is home to a kitchen garden that is full of surprises: berries, vegetables and herbs, a Norwegian bath and panoramic views over Paris as well as… a chicken coop with 3 laying hens: Églantine, a dark grey Coucou de Rennes, Suzie, a Harco with black plumage and Bérénice, a magnificent ash grey.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables
Rhubarb is a vegetable – specifically, a stalk vegetable. Only the rhubarb stalks, called petioles, which are high in fiber and minerals, can be eaten, whether raw, cooked, or in pies or jams.
Asparagus has been grown since ancient times. There are several varieties: whites green, and red (or purple). Made up of 92% water, asparagus is the dieter’s friend. High in fiber, it contributes to proper intestinal functioning. It’s also a good source of vitamins.
An herbaceous plant, the strawberry is one of the fruits with the most vitamin C. When the weather starts to get warm, strawberries can take over from citrus fruits to recharge your batteries. Low in calories like all berries, and very high in antioxidants, they can be enjoyed without moderation.
Eggplant is actually a fruit belonging to the nightshade family. The high season for eggplant is in summer, during the months of June, July, and August. Due to its high water content (92%!), it has a remarkable amount of minerals, magnesium, and zinc, and it is also high in potassium and fiber.
Grapefruit belongs to the citrus family. This fruit with a sour taste and colorful pulp (pink, yellow, or red) is high in vitamins and also contains powerful antioxidants. Grapefruit is an “anticancer” food. Its powerful properties have a special ability to help prevent cancer by improving the anticancer capabilities of other foods.