Microgreens Nutrition, Health Benefits and Flavour
June 15, 2021
Microgreens with maximum health benefits are our speciality!
It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week this week, and the perfect opportunity to highlight the health benefits of our produce! Nutrition and Hydration Week hopes to educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing. Our products contain lots of health benefits, making them great for individual health and wellbeing!
How do you use our microgreens?
Do you use our microgreens just for their aesthetic? If so, you could be missing a trick!
It’s often forgotten that vegetables and plants are at their most nutritious raw, and at their early stages of life. Our microgreens are picked very young. This means they are picked when they contain the most nutritional benefits. So, our micro cress is more than just a pretty face!
Next time you grab that Tendril Pea punnet, we recommend thinking about the extra nutrients you’ll be adding to your plate!
Did you know?
To keep our products flavourful and nutritious, we grow everything in soil.
But really, is growing in soil that important? A question we’re asked often, and sometimes even quizzed on! It is hard to understand why we grow all our products in soil instead of a quicker – and now more popular – hydroponic method. Our explanation is very simple: growing in soil ensures our products are packed with the most flavour and nutritional benefits.
But how does this happen? Growing in soil rather than an aquatic environment means the essential oils of the plants are locked in throughout the growing stage. These essential oils give rich flavours. And wouldn’t you agree, there’s plenty of rich flavours in our micros?! The nutrients present in the soil also ensure our products are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants!
If you’re still not quite convinced, check out how much goodness is really packed into our punnets with some fun facts below
- Microgreens and edible flowers from the Asteraceae family contain lots of vitamin A. Cosmos and Dahlia edible flowers are species of the Asteraceae family.
- Chickweed micro cress is incredibly nutrient dense. In fact, it contains 6 times the amount of vitamin C than Spinach!
- Broccoli has traditionally been very high in nutrients. Microgreens World found Broccoli micro cress to contains more Sulforaphane than the mature Broccoli plant. Although, you might be asking what Sulforaphane even does! Sulforaphane has many benefits and has been found to help reduce inflammation in the body.
- Coriander micro cress contains 3x more beta-carotene than the mature Coriander herb.
- Micro cress typically has higher levels of vitamin C, E and carotenoids per gram, compared to their mature crops.
But what about hydration?
It’s no lie that fruits like watermelon are so good for you due to their rich water content. But what products do we sell that are rich in water? Easily forgotten, our baby vegetables pack a punch with their water content! You can shop Baby Cucumbers and Baby Courgettes now. Per 100g, Baby Cucumbers contain 3.4oz of water. Baby Courgettes are just as good, being made up of 95% water!
If you want any more fun facts about each product, head to the individual products via our shop page. Each products description outlines their health benefits too!
And don’t forget, if you’re using our products and want to show off your creations, be sure to tag us on our social media.