What are Microgreens?
Microgreens are a tiny form of edible greens produced from the seeds of vegetables, herbs or other plants, and not a sprout. As a relatively new culinary ingredient, microgreens provide rich flavors, vivid colors, and crisp texture when added to salads and any other food preparations, for that matter. With remarkable nutritional benefits, microgreens represent a healthy addition to anyone’s diet. A recent study determined the concentrations of essential vitamins or provitamins A, C, E, and K1 in 25 commercially available microgreens. Results showed that different microgreens provide widely varying amounts of the four vitamins, but regardless they generally have significantly higher concentrations of these phytonutrients in comparison with mature leaves from the same plant species. They contain their dense nutritional value but are topped off with an extra boost of life sustaining chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is defined as “nature’s greatest healer” since it contains more healing properties than any other element.
Microgreen Health benefits
Studies have proven that microgreens contain from 4 to 40 times more vitamins, enzymes, minerals, antioxidants and beneficial properties than its equivalent product grown to maturity. Source (https://agnr.umd.edu/news/mighty-microgreens) The health benefits are extraordinary. Each plant has its own benefits, but in combining a variety of microgreens, you will be receiving a full spectrum of vitamins, and minerals.