How do I take my daily vitamins? Microgreens for life!
Microgreens are tiny plants harvested very young, remarkably robust but tender and packed with flavour and nutrients.
Microgreen have higher levels of phytonutrients, concentrated active compounds (ascorbic acids, carotenoids, phylloquinone, and tocopherols) than are found in mature plants and offer significant health benefits. Compared with the nutrient concentrations in mature leaves recorded in USDA National Nutrient Database, microgreens possessed higher nutrient density.
Green Broccoli – add them to everything, has antioxidants and anti cancer compounds, full of goodness. Super tasty with an impressive nutritional profile. Health benefits of broccoli are enormous. It has twice as much vitamin C as spinach and as much as lemons, thus being an excellent support to our immune system.
Red Cabbage - New science reveals that red cabbage micros contain 40 times more vitamin E and six times more vitamin C, aka ascorbic acid. That's a lot of colds prevented and inflammation decreased.
Coriander - Contains very high levels of the carotenoids lutein/ zeaxanthin, violaxanthin and beta carotene, which are fat soluble antioxidants important for organ function and protecting cellular structures from damage. Contain 3 times more beta carotene than the mature leaves.
Kale - Has antioxidant properties and its ability to stimulate collagen production, packed with vitamin C can also help keep your skin supple and your bones strong. Has significant cancer-fighting potential due to their ability to induce phase 2 detoxification enzymes. These beneficial enzymes have been shown to promote the elimination of potential carcinogens from the body.
Radish - extremely low in calories, they are rich in beneficial nutrients- such as enzymes, antioxidants, protein, minerals and vitamins- and provide a sense of fullness after eating.
Pea shoots - are the freshest greens, bright tasting notes and sweet crunchy pea taste, a great compliment to any dish. Cancer Prevention folate, antioxidants and carotene. Folate helps produce/maintain cells and protects against DNA damage. Helps the body fight free radical damage. Carotenes help inhibit antioxidant activity. High In Antioxidants One cup of pea shoots provides about 35% the daily value of vitamin C and 15% the DV of vitamin A. In comparison, this is seven times as much vitamin C as blueberries and four times as much vitamin A as tomatoes. They are also an excellent source of vitamin K, providing 66% the DV from a one cup serving.
What do microgreens go well with?
Everything. Try them with everything you eat, find the best for you, eat at every meal.
Might not go well with cereal though, let me know how you get on if you game to try 😊
Microgreen are a great addition to many dishes: pizzas, roasted veggies, pasta, soups, stews, smoothies, eggs, sandwich, salad etc... microgreens add colour, flavour, texture and nutrients in every meal.
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