Microgreens are baby plants usually harvested in 7–21 days after germination. Microgreens fall in between a sprout and baby green that are approximately 3–8 cm tall and produced their first set of true leaves. Sprouts also have a much shorter growing cycle of 2–7 days.
Rich in Nutrition
Microgreens are rich in antioxidants. What’s more, their nutrient content is concentrated, which defines that microgreens are high in vitamin, mineral and antioxidant levels than the equivalent amount of mature greens.
Research claims that nutrient levels in microgreens can be up to nine times higher than those found in mature greens.
In fact, microgreens are one of the most profitable crops for small scale farmers due to their low set up costs, less time and high price in the market.
Reduces the risk of heart disease
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, and the good news is that plant-based foods especially microgreens have positive effects on BP (Blood Pressure). Any plant-based food which has a good amount of fibre and vitamin K has the potential to lower blood pressure.
Boosts immune system
Vegetables have the potential to be anti-inflammatory and increase immunity. And microgreens contain a lot of these nutrients.
Research proves that red cabbage microgreens have the potential to lower cholesterol and assist in weight loss