Microgreens are baby plants that just fall in between sprouts and baby greens. They are packed with tons of nutrients compared to their fully grown adult counterparts. Along with that, they are quite easy to grow with very little commitment.
There are tons of microgreens that you can incorporate into your diet, but having that many choices can be super overwhelming. So we picked out 6 microgreens varieties that we think are best to put in your body!
Broccoli microgreens are a great one to start with, even for beginners. They’re really easy to grow as they are ready to harvest after 4-5 days. They are rich in Vitamin A, C, E and K as well as protein, and Calcium. It’s also a strong anti-inflammatory and helps reduce toxins in the body. Put them in your salads, soups, smoothies, sandwiches or even eat them as they are!
Arugula microgreens are also a great one to start with. This microgreen is a spicy, nutty, and slightly bitter-tasting green that can be great as a garnish on pizza or as an arugula salad. They are rich Vitamins A, C, K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
Kale microgreens is another beginner-friendly one. It’s great to put in salads especially as a base. You can also use this as a garnish on other dishes. Kale microgreens contain up to 40 times more nutrients in concentration than when it's fully grown. So you don’t have to eat as much as you would need when eating the adult vegetable.
Wheatgrass is a great one to put in smoothies. It may have a strong ‘green’ taste, but it won’t overpower the fruits when you blend them in a smoothie or juice. Wheatgrass is great in helping with thyroid and respiratory functions, helping lower the risk of heart disease, a great immune booster and much more.
Sunflower microgreens have a nutty and lemony taste with a hint of ‘green’ taste. It is best when eaten raw and put in wraps, salads, sandwiches, etc. It helps boost the immune system and is great in helping out the digestive system.
Radish microgreens is another one that grows fast. This baby plant has a spicy taste to it and is loaded with a bunch of nutrients. It's rich in many vitamins and also has a good amount of protein.
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