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Why Should I Eat Microgreens?

On a seed's journey to become a vegetable or herb, it uses all of its energy to produce its first leaves, known as cotyledons. The stem and cotyledons make up the "Microgreen." Microgreens are edible and charged with all of the plant's nutrients that will later disperse to support the entire plant in its adult form. Vegetables and herbs eaten at the microgreen stage offer up to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts, making them one of the most healthiest foods on the planet. (Research article available upon request). 

Microgreens contain concentrated antioxidants in the form of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, and plant pigments. These antioxidants defend our body against free radical damage and toxic build up from the polution in our environment. Studies suggest that the nutritional content of microgreens might help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, improve the immune system, and help the body fight cancer cells! 

In a country where 31% of the population are at risk of mineral malnutrition, it is vital that we integrate mineral-rich foods into our diet. Eating microgreens will offer you significant amounts of phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, and sodium minerals, and potash. They are also high in Vitamins C, K, and E, and deliver a high prebiotic fiber content which supports the probiotic organisms in your gut.

 

Click each of the microgreen varieties below to learn which type will support your health goals.

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