Unlike sprouts, which are harvested 4-6 days after being planted, microgreens are harvested after 7 to 21 days. Some studies suggest that microgreens are more nutrient dense than a mature plant.
Some of the nutrients that have made microgreens such heavy hitters in the health food world are:
- Antioxidants: Protects against free radical cells, which have been known to contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
- Vitamins: Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K are commonly found in high quantities in many microgreens. From encouraging a healthy immune system to promoting healthy brain function, there are many reasons to increase your vitamin intake.
- Minerals: Together with vitamins, minerals improve certain functions such as bone health and regulating blood sugar levels.
- Beta-Carotene: Our bodies convert this compound into vitamin A, which offers benefits to eye health, cognitive function, and even skin protection.
** This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another certified medical professional when it comes to your personal or family health.