What are microgreens?

What Microgreens Are

Microgreens are young vegetable greens approximately 1–3 inches tall. They are considered baby plants, somewhere between a sprout and baby green. Coming in a variety of colors and textures, microgreens have an intense aromatic flavor. Despite their small size, microgreens pack a nutritional punch.

Benefits of Eating Microgreens

Eating vegetables is linked to a lower risk of numerous diseases. This is thanks to the high amounts of vitamins and minerals they contain. Since microgreens contain similar and often greater amounts of nutrients than mature greens, they may reduce the risk of the following diseases:

  • Heart disease

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Diabetes

  • Certain cancers.

 

Source: Healthline

Nutritional Information
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Sunflower shoots

Vitamin A: Yes

Vitamin B: Yes

Vitamin C: Yes

Vitamin D: Yes

Vitamin E: Yes

Vitamin K: Yes

Calcium: Yes

Iron: Yes

Phosphorus: Yes

Potassium: Yes

Magnesium: Yes

Sulfur: Yes

Sodium: Yes

Manganese: Yes

Copper: Yes

Zinc: Yes

Folic Acid: Yes

Protein (% DV): 24

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PeaSprouts

Vitamin A: Yes

Vitamin B: Yes

Vitamin C: Yes

Vitamin D: No

Vitamin E: No

Vitamin K: No

Calcium: Yes

Iron: Yes

Phosphorus: Yes

Potassium: No

Magnesium: Yes

Sulfur: No

Sodium: Yes

Manganese: Yes

Copper: Yes

Zinc: Yes

Folic Acid: Yes

Protein (% DV): 17

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Radish Mix

Vitamin A: Yes

Vitamin B: Yes

Vitamin C: Yes

Vitamin D: No

Vitamin E: Yes

Vitamin K: Yes

Calcium: Yes

Iron: Yes

Phosphorus: Yes

Potassium: Yes

Magnesium: Yes

Sulfur: No

Sodium: Yes

Manganese: Yes

Copper: Yes

Zinc: Yes

Folic Acid: Yes

Protein (% DV): 22

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Broccoli Green

Vitamin A: Yes

Vitamin B: Yes

Vitamin C: Yes

Vitamin D: No

Vitamin E: Yes

Vitamin K: Yes

Calcium: Yes

Iron: Yes

Phosphorus: Yes

Potassium: Yes

Magnesium: Yes

Sulfur: Yes

Sodium: Yes

Manganese: Yes

Copper: No

Zinc: Yes

Folic Acid: Yes

Protein (% DV): 26