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Health benefits of microgreens

Microgreens aren't a "new thing," but they are finally getting the attention they deserve. The benefits of microgreens are countless.

What is a microgreen?

Microgreens are he baby version of a plant, harvested 1-2 weeks after sprouting. They are the best way to increase nutrient intake, and fight against disease and illness.

Because most vegetables are harvested at full maturity, we are missing the vital nutrients that the plant has not yet used to reach maturity.

Not all vegetables can be harvested early as a microgreen. There are about 35 varieties.

Microgreens are easy to incorporate into your diet, and therefor increase your nutrient intake. Put them on sandwiches, in smoothies, sprinkle them on your avo toast, use them as a salad add-in. Possibilities are endless!

Benefits of microgreens

-Microgreens contain 40x the nutrients as full grown plant

-High in A, E, C and K

-Rich in antioxidants

-Anti-aging properties

-Anti inflammatory

-Microgreens can help reduce your risk of heart disease and many cancers

Antioxidants - the Star of the Show

Although microgreens have tons of benefits, microgreens are most famous for: Antioxidants.

Antioxidants protect our cells from the yuck of the world… pollution, radiation, smoke - free radicals.

Antioxidants keep us looking YOUNG AND HYDRATED and have also been shown to help prevent heart disease and some cancers.

Microgreens in your Diet

Both the chef and the family cook have just begun learning about the numerous benefits offered by microgreens. Microgreens have a high amount of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. They are a great way to fill the nutritional gaps of our diets in the western world.

Microgreens are easy to add to your diet. You can use them as a lettuce substitute on sandwiches, a garnish on your main dishes, put microgreens in your

smoothies, throw them on top of some mac n cheese, microgreens can be used in so many ways.

What is the healthiest Microgreen?

Radish Micros are PACKED with Vitamin E. Vitamin E plays a crucial roll in our bodies optimal function.

Vitamin E Has the ability to both protect from and reduce the production of free radicals. Free radicals contribute to some cancers, vision loss, artery clogging and more. Studies show that Vitamin E decreases your chance of Parkinson’s Disease.

For a more mild microgreen, (one that is easier to sneak into our toddlers dinner), broccoli microgreens are a winner!

Broccoli Microgreens are full of nutritional value, mild, enjoyable… broccoli is a fan fav for good reason.

High in fiber, vitamin C, Vitamin K, E and so much more!

They are mild, crunchy, a little sweet and FUN…. Can someone say “mom hack?” Don’t feel bad for another Mac n cheese night. Throw some greens in it! voila... nutrition.

Growing Microgreens

As urbanisation accelerates, the need for healthier, accessible food is increasing.

Urban agriculture especially controlled environment agriculture (e.g vertical farms, greenhouse, hydroponic systems, aquaponic systems, etc.) has become increasingly popular. In controlled environmental agriculture, the crops were planted in enclosed areas, where temperature lights and irrigation were monitored.

This keeps pest, mold, and other natural stressors away from Microgreens. This is one of the reasons we are able to provide a fully organic always pesticide free product.