the health benefits of

microgreens

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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. 

To reap the benefits of microgreens, research has suggested eating them immediately after harvest. Our SHOOTS microgreens are sold STILL GROWING so you can harvest them at home.