Want five times the nutrition from a salad? Try microgreens- the super food of 2019

The perfect food would surely be one that looks great, has delicious flavours and is packed with nutrition. In 2019, the world is catching on to the new superfood - microgreens - which not only looks and tastes great, but are filled with healthy goodness.

 

1) Taste is no longer a trade off

Microgreens are miniature versions of your favourite herbs and vegetables (Rocket, Pak Choi, Mizuna, Kohlrabi, Mustard and Red Kale) and because they are harvested while they are still growing rapidly, they are packed with nutritious, flavourful benefits that will pack a punch to any meal. Just like avocados have proven, great taste and even better nutrition can go hand in hand.

 

2) Significant health benefits

Across the board, microgreens have a high antioxidant content and contain the nutrients potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium and copper which can help in the prevention of diseases. A US Department of Agriculture study found “microgreens contained considerably higher levels of vitamins and carotenoids—about five times greater—than their mature plant counterparts”. Other key health-promoting nutrients are also more concentrated in microgreens, including vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Young broccoli has been shown to have 20-50 times more sulforaphane which has been shown to improve gastric issues, and similarly, microgreen wheatgrass is believed to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.

 

3) Don’t compromise on freshness

Accessing these “superfood” benefits from microgreens depends on freshness - which is where the magic of micropod comes in. The nutritional components of vegetables start to deteriorate as soon as they are harvested, as the stress, conditions and storage age and sap the goodness. That’s why we created micropod - helping everyone, everywhere to grow their own fresh microgreens in their own home. Now you can enjoy all the nutrition of microgreens, harvested from your safe and sustainable grow tray. You can’t get fresher than that!

 

The taste, nutrition and look of fresh microgreens is the perfect way to eat well. Add some goodness to your meals with micropod - reach for your fresh harvest of microgreens grown right in your kitchen to complete any meal.

 

References: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgreen &

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