Why use microgreens?
Naked Carrot microgreens have distinctive, delicious flavours
Microgreens bring a wow factor to any dish
Cannot be fresher as they are living herbs and used as needed
Enables more creativity in the kitchen
Up to 40 times more nutritious
Fresh for up to two weeks
Little bursts of life!!!
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Article by Jennifer Warner, Masters of Political Science and freelance health journalist.
Microgreens Pack Nutritional Punch
Researchers found microgreens like red cabbage, corianda, and radish contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts.
Although nutritional claims about microgreens abound on the Internet, this study is the first scientific evaluation of their nutritional content. Researchers say they were astonished by the results.
Vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin E levels were highest among red cabbage, amaranth, and green daikon radish microgreens.
Corianda microgreens were richest in terms of lutein and beta-carotene.
“The microgreens were four- to 40-fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts,” says researcher Qin Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland in College Park. “When we first got the results we had to rush to double and triple check them.”
The results are published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2012.
Lester said he was surprised to find microgreens were superior in nutritional value than the mature plants.
You can generally say that an ounce of broccoli microgreens has more nutritional value than a pound of broccoli. In addition – there are NO chemicals, no fertilizers. All of the growing power comes from seed + light + water + air. It’s just pure vegetable!