Essential Minerals & Trace Elements: Why Not All Tomatoes are Alike


Do you remember those delicious tomatoes from your childhood? They were very different from the waxy, tasteless tomatoes on the shelves of most supermarkets today.

It’s not just childhood nostalgia, either. It has to do with minerals and trace elements in the soil—or rather, lack thereof.

Commercial agriculture practices in the U.S. have led to a significant depletion of minerals and trace elements in our soil. These are minerals and trace elements (such as magnesium, calcium, silicon and iron) that are essential to the growth, health and productivity of plants.

Tomato plants require a multitude of nutrients to produce bright-red, rich-tasting juicy fruit. This makes them excellent benchmarks for determining the health and vitality of the soil that they grow in. If there are not enough minerals in the soil, there aren’t enough minerals in the tomatoes—and you’ll get fruit that is dull in color and in taste.

Trace minerals aren’t just necessary for growing great-tasting tomatoes, though. They are essential to human health, doing everything from transporting oxygen to building healthy cells and aiding in the absorption of other nutrients. In other words, our bodies need trace minerals to survive! At the same time, the majority of Americans are deficient in their mineral intake.

The next time you eat a tomato, take a moment to really taste it. If it’s a tomato that has been grown in remineralized soil, it should not only remind you of the tomatoes of your childhood but also provide the essential minerals and trace elements that your body needs.

Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster is made from massive basalt stones from Central Oregon’s legendary Cascade Mountains. We crush these rocks to product a finely ground, 100% natural product that releases the essential minerals and trace elements that plants and humans need to flourish.