Microgreens are young vegetables, usually harvested between 1-3 inches. Though they may be small, they are a nutrient powerhouse. Microgreens are considered one of the most nutrient dense superfoods on Earth. Varying in color, taste, and texture. What’s more, their nutrient content is concentrated, which means that they contain higher vitamin, mineral and antioxidant levels than their mature counterparts. Ex: Broccoli microgreens have 40x the amount of nutrients than “adult” broccoli. ( 1oz of micro broccoli has a nutrient equivalence of 2.5lbs of adult broccoli ) Sounds pretty great, right? Check out this research study from the University of Maryland. https://agnr.umd.edu/news/mighty-microgreens
Microgreens may be eaten raw, juiced or blended and can be incorporated into a variety of cold and warm dishes.
Nutritionally, they have been shown to have higher concentrations of phytochemicals and nutrients like beta-carotene (which can be converted to Vitamin A) than mature plants.
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, microgreens have been becoming a key food source for preventing nutrient deficiencies and promoting global health and environmental sustainability.