Health benefits of micro-greens
Micro-greens are edible vegetables and herbs that are harvested very early in their growth to capture them at their freshest, most nutritious state. Although they share similarities with sprouts, micro-greens are not sprouts! When the cotyledon leaves — the embryonic leaves — have fully developed, and the first true leaves have emerged, the plant becomes a micro-green. Harvested at the right time, usually 1 to 3 weeks after germination, they are super flavorful. Microgreens are jam-packed with nutrition and there is nothing but good coming out of growing them. Despite their small size, they often contain higher levels of nutrition than more mature vegetable greens. By adding living foods to your diet on a consistent basis, you can help to improve your overall health. Eating living foods regularly is the best way to heal your body, reverse the damage that has been done and protect against future damage. Read more here.
Sunflower - High in fiber, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B complex, C, D, and E. Sunflower micro-greens are a perfect source of complete protein, and they help build our skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems. Sunflower microgreens are also low in calories and can help lower blood cholesterol and regulate hormones. It is one of the best foods to add to your every day diet. Read more here and here.
Peas - Pea micro-greens contain folate, antioxidants, and carotene and help with fighting cancer. One cup of pea shoots provides about 35% the daily value of vitamin C, seven times as much vitamin C as blueberries. Read more here.
Broccoli - The super-green of all! Rich in vitamins A, B, C, magnesium, copper, zinc, and sulforaphane. Research suggests that broccoli micro-greens and sprouts may reduce the risk of cancer, inflammation and improve heart health. Read more here.
Radish - High in vitamins A, B-1, B-6, and C, folic and pantothenic acids, niacin, potassium, iron, and phosphorous. Read more here.