8 Healthy Microgreens

March 27, 2017

8 Healthy Microgreens

Arugula

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Arugula is a universal ingredient in salads worldwide. It has a bold, peppery-like flavour and only takes an average of 10 days to mature. This microgreen has amazing health benefits working as an antioxidant; packed with vitamin A, C, k, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus , and magnesium.

 

Sunflower

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Sunflowers are a delight to grow and are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins. They are easy to care of and take an average of 7 days until they are ready to be harvested and eaten. Sunflower microgreens are an excellent addition to any salad and provide an amazing flavour enhancement especially when paired with a creamy vinaigrette.


Kohlrabi

Another name for Kohlrabi is the German Turnip. It’s a native European plant but can be grown in most any house. This microgreen is super easy to grow. Maturing into a vibrant plant, wonderful for adding colour to any dish. The flavour’s strong and a little bitter. Kohlrabi is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. It is also known to improve connective tissue like teeth and gum health.

Kale

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Kale is fun to grow because it’s easy and packed with nutrients! A wonderful plant for amateur microgreen growers, Kale takes an average of 2 weeks to be harvested. The flavour is similar to lettuce making it a perfect base for salads.  Research has shown Kale is 5 times more nutrient dense that normal plants! It’s rich in vitamin K, A, C and supports heart and eye health.

 

Mustard

The mustard microgreen packs a powerful punch. It has a strong spicy flavour and takes about two weeks to grow. The plant belongs to the Brassica family and has a beautiful large leaf. Mustard microgreens are known to support bone mass while promoting osteoblastic activity.  

Radish

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Radish is one of the fastest growing microgreens taking on average 5 days to grow! The result is a crunchy, nutty flavour with sweet undertones. This microgreen strengthens cardiovascular health and promotes folate in the body.  

Cress

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Cress is a wonderful plant for kids and adults. It takes 7 days to grow and has a mild flavour that is great for sandwiches and salads. Cress is low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat. It’s rich in fiber, vitamin E, A, C, K, and B6.


Broccoli

The Broccoli microgreen has a strong flavour and is commonly used as a salad base. It is also commonly used IT in soups and pasta. This microgreen is rich in protein, calcium and vitamin E, A, C, and K. Broccoli is a strong anti-inflammatory and helps to reduce toxins in the body.