Microgreens are vegetables and herbs that are harvested between 1 to 3 weeks. They are the same plants but they are said to have more nutrients that the fully grown vegetable. Microgreens have a high antioxidant content making it food that prevents diseases and promotes health. Studies have shown that there are high levels of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are also rich in enzymes which makes them easier to digest.
Common Microgreens include:
- red cabbage – 6 times more vitamin c
- cilantro – 3x higher in beta-carotene concentration
Microgreens can be added to salads, omelettes, sandwiches, smoothies, tacos, burgers and pizza. To learn more about microgreens and the best way to eat them, watch this video from Learn Organic Gardening from Growing Your Greens.