Have you heard of microgreens?
No, I am not talking about the green leafy vegetables.
Microgreens – They have nothing to do with microbes, however you would be left amazed at the nutrient value they offer to your general health.
I can never overstress the knowledge of our tradition makers, in Tamilnadu and in Chhattisgarh too there is this custom of growing seedlings during temple festivities.
These 14 days old seedlings are the hot and happening microgreens that we are going to have a look at today.
The Tiny-Fication and MicroGreens
As a change in food, we have slowly come to accept the tiny-fication of many vegetables we consume – baby lettuce, baby squash, oh yes!baby corn and so on. Not alone are these baby sizes preferred for their cute look but also their size makes them more easily consumable and tasty too.
Now, is the time of these juvenile plants.
Hmm, so you are thinking I am speaking of sprouts (may be in a different language) well, no, I really am speaking of 7 to 15 days old plants. They are so small and young that they are called Microgreens.
What Is So Special
For one, these tiny plants contain all the frangrance, flavors and also the taste of the plant they are going to become.
Secondly – in about just 14 days they are so hugely filled with nutrients you would do anything to get.
A research conducted by USDA by Gene Lester, and his colleagues at University of Maryland, College Park, have confirmed that the microgreens actually are packed with nutrients.
The researchers looked at four groups of vitamins and other phytochemicals – including vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene — in 25 varieties of microgreens. They found that leaves from almost all of the microgreens had four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant.
and Thirdy – you could use them to garnish anything from Indian soups to Chinese food to Italian pizzas. They go with everything, just as the vegetable does.
I know many of you have been repeatedly worried about not having space for growing even vertically, this is your chance to eat nutritionally.
Well, if you still find it difficult, you can buy microgreens from SIM Organics, we are just a mail away.
However, seeing the ease of growing microgreens I would strongly recommend you to grow them.