Microgreens are the youngest version of vegetable. They are highly potent at nutritional levels. To get most of its benefits, you have to consume in raw form. They look tiny, but when it comes to nutrition it adds lots of value there.
Research shows that “the microgreens were found 4 – 40 fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts” says researcher Qin Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Maryland in college park.
However, it is similar to sprouts but they have differences. Sprout are newly germinated seeds that people harvest just as the seed begins to grow and before their leaves develop. On the other side, microgreens are grown from sprout and they have leaves.
People usually grow sprouts in water and harvest them in 2-3 days. And microgreen can be grown in soil and water, but they need sunlight to grow. You can harvest them in 2-3 weeks after they have their first pair of true leaves.
How to grow microgreens
Microgreens are easy to grow with little effort
- Sprinkle some seeds over inch of soil in planter dish or tray and cover with another thin layer of soil.
- Mist the soil with water and place near sunlight or light.
- Continue to mist the seed daily to keep soil dry
Micro-green will be ready to harvest within 2-3 weeks, cut the green above the soil line and rinse them well before using them.
You can purchase microgreen growing kit from online
Popular microgreens are,
Kale microgreens are packed full of vitamin C, which can help keep your immune system healthy.
It offers protection against several forms of cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, as well as diabetes. It can potentially generate neuro in the brain and protect the brain from strokes.
Orach improves digestion, prevents cancer, improves kidney function, and helps your immune system.
They’re high in vitamin K which can help prevent osteoporosis and helps with blood clotting.
It can help you with asthma, as well as good for circulations.
Watercress microgreens are packed full of all kinds of nutrients. Need vitamin C? Watercress contains more than oranges.
Vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E level are highest in red cabbage
Cilantro can help balance your blood sugar levels, contains lots of vitamin A, and even helps remove heavy metals from your body.
Radish microgreens are high in vitamin C but also contain all sorts of vitamins and nutrients across the board. They even offer a good amount of protein.
They’re high in B vitamins, zinc, and a number of other vitamins and minerals.
Mustard microgreens contain high levels of antioxidants, are high in fiber, and can help detoxify your liver and blood.
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