Microgreens are the edible young seedlings of immature plants, harvested at 7-14 days after germination. Typically ranging from 1-3 inches tall, MicroGreens are older than sprouts and much younger than petite or baby greens. MicroGreens are specifically selected for their unique color and flavor.
Microgreens are a stunning visual and nutritional addition to any dish.
- Personal Chef Joseph Rousey, MYSOUTHERNISH.COM
In recent studies by the USDA, MicroGreens were discovered to be more nutrient-dense than their mature counterparts when compared with the records in USDA National Nutrient Database. Dietary guidelines now recommend people to fill half of their plate with fruits and vegetables because they possess benefits for human health. Particularly with foods rich in vitamins C, E, A, K (and phytonutrients such as carotenoids, polyphenois, phytoestrogens, and organosulfurs). Countless studies have shown that the consumption of fruits and vegetables is strongly associated with reduced risk in the development of chronic diseases and cancers.
MicroGreens were found on average to contain 4-6 times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant.
Here are some of the health benefits of Back-to-Basics MicroGreens
Arugula MicroGreens: Helps cleanse & neutralize acidic waste. High in vitamins A, K, + C
Mustard MicroGreens: Contains powerful glucoinolates, antioxidants linked to decreased cancer risk, as well as enhancing the immune system. High in vitamins A, K, C, + E
Sunflower MicroGreens: A nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins A, B complex, D, and E; they also contain minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. Simply put, sunflower greens are one of the most complete foods you can add to your diet for overall health and well being
Broccoli MicroGreens: Contains sulforaphane, which alleviates inflammation, and helps skin damages from the sun. High in vitamins A + C
Radish MicroGreens: Natural cleansing agent for digestive system, helps fight colds & sore throats. High in vitamin C, phosphorus, + zinc.
Kale MicroGreens: Strengthens the body & a great anti-aging tool. High levels of vitamin A, K, + C, as well as high in fiber, iron, copper, manganese, + copper.
Watercress is rich in Vitamin K. It has more vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, and more calcium than milk. Watercress was ranked as number 1 on the list of CDC's list of healthy veggies. Boosts eye health and may prevent cancer.
Cilantro MicroGreens: Supports immune function, prevents age-related eye degeneration and cataract. High levels of vitamin K, C, + E as well as very high levels of antioxidants like carotenoids lutein/ zeaxanthin, violaxanthin and beta carotene.
MicroGreens can be used as an edible garnish that can brighten any dish. They also make a great topping or nutritional supplement to nearly anything. Enjoy in salads, smoothies, sandwiches, omelets, pizza, or even sprinkled over a beautiful fillet of fish. Get creative with them!
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