Microgreens - Why we need them.

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bowl of microgreens on a wooden table

MICROGREENS - WHY WE NEED THEM.

Tiny, tasty and nutrient rich . Microgreens are like featherweight boxers taking on Goliath, gram by gram they are up to 40 times more nutrient dense that their big brothers.  So if you have kids, or grumpy old men, who only eat a bit of vegetables, this is the choice for you.  The difference between microgreens and sprouts are that microgreens have cotyledons, the first leaves. These little plants, about 1-3 inches tall and  are packed with enzymes.  They have up to a 100 times the enzymes of regular, full-grown greens”. So put them on your shopping list,  or grow your own, even if you only use them as a garnish.

Micro Green Facts

  • Microgreen leaves provide more nutrients than mature leaves.
  • They have more enzymes.
  • Microgreens is an excellent source of Vitamin C
  • They have plenty of Beta-Carotene that have cancer fighting properties. In fact microgreens have 12 milligrams per 100 grams of Beta-Carotene compared with 8 milligrams in boiled carrots.  
  • These little plants are loaded with vitamin E, eating even a small amount of radish microgreens can give you all the antioxidant power of Vitamin E that you need.
  • Vitamin K:  is important for bone health and helps with blood clotting. Very high levels of  vitamin K was found in amaranth microgreens.
  • Live food – The Japanese culture introduced the concept of live food to many in the west.  The best way to eat your food is to grow it and eat it as fresh as possible.  Maximize your health benefits and get the most out of your microgreens.

two hands filled with microgreens

 

 


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