Microgreens: Tiny But Mighty!

Microgreens are small, 2-3 week old baby plants that pack a big punch. Studies show they contain more nutrition than their fully-grown counterparts. In fact, a study conducted by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture found they pack up to 40 times more nutrients than the full-sized versions.

Researchers also discovered that red cabbage has the highest concentration of Vitamin C, while green daikon radish microgreens are the highest in Vitamin E.

Microgreens deliver a concentrated dose of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) which can help reduce the risk of many diseases including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cancer.


Broccoli Sprouts:
Broccoli sprouts in particular contain high levels of sulforaphane which has anti-cancer properties.

Microgreens are usually harvested a few weeks after germination after the plant grows its first couple of leaves. These petite plants are visually appealing and I love adding them to my salads, soups, hummus, and on top of my avocado toast.

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