Mighty Microgreens: A powerhouse of nutrients

Hello dear friend-

Today, I am sharing the value and the nutritional power of microgreens from an article provided by Maria Atwood, CNHP.

What is a microgreen? A microgreen is a sprout or a sprout that has been allowed to grow into a small plant. These are tiny edible versions of many different vegetables and herbs. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the leaves of these plants have four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant. All of these mighty nutrients are important for skin, eyes, fighting cancer, and have all sorts of healthy benefits associated with them.

So what are the most nutrient dense microgreens? According to the Bootstrap Farmer, the four most nutrient dense microgreens are red cabbage, green daikon, cilantro and garnet amaranth. The treehugger website lists nine other nutrient dense microgreens and include arugula, broccoli, chia, clover, kale, basil, pea shoots, radish, and sunflower seeds.

The number one most important thing with sprouting is finding organic pesticide free seeds.

A great advantage to sprouting your own microgreens is that you have fresh home grown greens all winter long. Soak your seeds, wait a week and you have your harvest!

There are many ways to enjoy microgreens; on your omelet, on a sandwich, as a salad with lemon juice and olive oil, or mix them in your smoothie. Be creative and enjoy!

Much love and gratitude- Janalee

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