The three sisters: from the field by the lab to your table


Marie Thérèse Charles, Dominique Roussel, Stéphane Gariépy, Carl Belec, Martin Mondor, Sébastien Villeneuve, Carole McKinnon. 2018. Les trois sœurs: du champ en passant par le labo à votre table. Affiche présentée à la rencontre "Bridging the gap between research and community needs" tenue le 11/26/2018, Saint-Hyacinthe, Qc, Canada

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Companion planting of pumpkin, beans and corn was traditionally practiced by First Nations. Commonly known as the "Three Sisters", this cultivation system is based on the interdependence of the three species, which promotes the maintenance of soil health and the conservation of biodiversity. The presence of variable bioactive compounds in these different species can be used to develop food products that are beneficial for human health and well-being.