FIND OUT the HEALTH BENEFITS of MICROGREENS.
GROW your own SUPERFOODS! JUMP-START YOUR JOURNEY to a NEW YOU!
What are Microgreens?
An AMAZING NEW FOOD for the 21st Century!
According to Wikipedia “Microgreens began showing up on chefs’ menus as early as the 1980s in San Francisco. In Southern California, microgreens have been grown since about the mid‑90s. There were initially few varieties offered; those available were: arugula, basil, beets, kale, cilantro and a colorful mixture of those called “Rainbow Mix”. Having spread eastward from California, they are now being grown in most areas of the United States, with an increasing number of varieties.” Today, microgreens are widely used in Europe too.
- Sprouts vs Microgreens:
Sprouts are GERMINATED SEEDS, harvested as soon as the sprouts begins to show and before their leaves develop.
Microgreens GROW from sprouts, when the first LEAVES appear the plant becomes a microgreen. They are little edible vegetable greens grown from the seeds of vegetables and herbs, smaller than baby greens and bigger than sprouts.
Microgreens can grow either in soil or hydroponically, but they need sunlight. You can harvest them after 1–3 weeks, with one to three inches tall depending on the type. They have a more intense flavor than mature greens.
You can add them to salads, smoothies, sandwiches or use to garnish soups and plates.
You can grow microgreens, the nature’s own superfood, from any herb or vegetable!
Microgreens Nutrition Facts
Microgreens have mega NUTRIENTS!
Sprouts and microgreens are more NUTRIENT-DENSE than the full-grown vegetable, providing HIGHER amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and health-promoting phytochemicals. Because they are nutrient dense, smaller amounts may provide similar nutritional effects compared to larger quantities of mature vegetables.
For example, red cabbage microgreens have 40 times more vitamin E and 6 times more vitamin C, than mature red cabbage. Cilantro microgreens have 3 times more beta-carotene than mature cilantro. Because microgreens are harvested after germination, all the nutrients they need to grow are still there.
Dietary guidelines for 2015-2020 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend 1-4 cups of vegetables per day for males and 1-3 cups of vegetables per day for females, depending on their age.
Scientists see microgreens as a FUNCTIONAL FOOD, which means that they can provide key nutrients in a practical way.
They can be EATEN RAW, so they retain all their nutritional content. Sprouts and microgreens are a powerful way to DETOX and cleanse the entire gastro intestinal tract, IMPROVING digestion and weight loss.
MICROGREENS are nutritious foods that help strengthen the intestinal flora, thanks to their concentration of ENZYMES that can improve digestive processes and regenerate blood. This help with the DETOXIFICATION cycle in the body, improves the IMMUNE SYSTEM, boosting MENTAL and PHYSICAL health and well-being. On top of that they are LOW in CALORIES but RICH in VITAMINS A, C and E, so they are ideal for reducing BODY WEIGHT and speed the DETOXIFICATION.
ALL you need, NATURE has already created!
17 Most common MICROGREENS:
- RED Pak Choi
- SWISS Chard
Growing Microgreens at Home
Grow nature’s own superfood!
Microgreens are easy to grow at home on a sunny windowsill.
You should grow your own microgreens using only ORGANIC seeds, nuts, beans and grains, you want non GMO seeds, without harmful pesticides, fungicides and other harmful chemicals.
Growing them is very simple ECONOMICAL and safe, you only need a tray, substrate, seeds and black plastic to cover the tray.
After gathering all the materials you need, moisten the substrate well and place the seeds, (approximately 100 grams). Then you should cover the seeds with black plastic to give them darkness and higher temperature.
During this process, regular irrigation should be done to maintain constant humidity, but avoid excess water to benefit germination.
After the first three or four days, the seeds will begin to germinate, at this point it is important to place them in a warm, well-lit place to stimulate their development and generate a higher concentration of nutrients.
Microgreens are typically harvested after two to three weeks, when they’ve reached a height of about 2 inches.
I use microgreens a lot, I like to grow them at home. Sunflower sprouts are my favorite.
You can see the video below on – TOP 5 MICROGREENS YOU MUST GROW:
If you buy or grow microgreens, use them quickly, they have only a few days of shelf life.
Investigators found that the plastic containers in which they are typically sold don’t provide the right conditions for live greens to breathe.
Put them in clean water and vinegar for about 15 minutes, then wash them gently and thoroughly before eating. Cooking them isn’t recommended.
You can easily grown your own Microgreens, the Nature’s own SUPERFOOD!
Microgreens can help you achieve your daily nutrient requirements.
They are easily grown at home, and help you in your WEIGHT LOSS and DETOX goals.
LIVE STRONG with NATURE’s SUPERFOODS.
Have YOU tried microgreens before? Which ones are your favorites? Leave a comment below, I love to hear from you.
In Health and Happiness,
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