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Space-grown lettuce is safe for consumption

Space-grown lettuces are safe to eat and are delicious, CNN reported.
The conclusion is of researchers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. They examined the crop of lettuce grown by astronauts aboard the ISS from 2014 to 2016 and found that the plants were completely safe to consume - they didn't contain any disease-causing microbes and were nutritious just as much as those grown on Earth, BTA supplements.

Astronauts feed on dried foods, but cannot consume salads delivered to them from the ground. Pre-processed foods for space do not contain vitamins C, B1 and K, as well as potassium. It is therefore important that fresh vegetables can be grown in space and that they are safe for health.


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