Prairie Carnations (Vaccaria hispanica, syn. Saponaria vaccaria) are easy to grow in the Canadian prairies. Before herbicides were common,  Prairie Carnations were wide spread.  Prairie Carnations yield around 1 tonne /acre and are grown for content of finest micro-starch, edible proteins, surfactant saponins, and bio-active peptides.  Prairie Carnations are suitable for conventional or organic field production, and have been grown under certified organic conditions before. 

 

Seed Ingredients

The seed is rich in finest micro-starch and is a good source of bidesmoside triterpene saponins. In addition, the grain also containes peptides of medicinal value, healthy antioxidants and the hull consists of lignins for bioplastics.  more…

Personal Care & Health

Saponins have a wide range of human health care, therapeutic and medical applications. They have immune-stimulatory properties, and when combined with steroids such as cholesterol have been investigated extensively as adjuvants for vaccine formulation. more…

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