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Even though they are small, microgreens are a real superfood, packed with antioxidants and other health-promoting nutrients.
They are abundant in Vitamin C – the anti-oxidant that helps protect your body from the harmful effects of free radicals. And just a small serving of microgreens would cover your daily requirement for the important anti-oxidant, vitamin E.
Harvested at the first leaves of a seedling, super nutritious microgreens have considerably higher nutritional densities that mature plants.
Another way to boost the nutritional value of microgreens is to use extra-virgin olive oil (or other healthy oil) in your recipes – the prescence of oil helps improve the ‘bioavailability’ of the fat-soluble nutrients (like carotenoids, vitamin E and vitamin K)
Carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, are thought to reduce the risk of disease, particularly certain types of cancer and eye disease. Microgreens are a good source of this important nutrient.