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What are Microgreens?

Microgreens are young vegetable greens that are approximately 2.57.5 cm. Therefore, microgreens can be considered baby plants, falling somewhere between a sprout and baby green. That said, they should not be confused with sprouts, which do not have leaves and do not need a light source. Sprouts also have a much shorter growing cycle of 27 days, whereas microgreens are usually harvested 721 days after germination, once the plants first true leaves have emerged and lighting is introduced.

Microgreens are more similar to baby greens in that only their stems and leaves are considered edible. However, unlike baby greens, they can be sold before being harvested in their growing mediums with soil or freshly cut and safely packaged. This means that the plants can be bought whole and cut at home, keeping them alive until they are consumed.

Microgreens are very ‘mighty’ in the sense that they have unique aromatic flavors, together with a very high nutrient content (1), and come in a variety of colors and textures (2).

Microgreens are very versatile and can be consumed in many ways, such as microgreens salads, sandwiches, and blended into health juices. Check out our Instagram page for a few delicious examples

Why Eat Your Microgreens?

Chronic diseases are a major health problem in the Netherlands and around the world, and research shows that eating more raw fruit and vegetables, including microgreens, not only reduces the risks but may even help to reverse them (1)(2)

Scientists consider microgreens to be a live or raw food, which is fresh, vibrant, and as close to its original form without having been processed (i.e. not cooked, baked, roasted, or toasted). In this way, our locally produced microgreens are harvested, immediately packaged, and kept in a safe refrigerated container until final consumption.

Microgreens contain a wide range of vital life force nutrients (e.g. vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients) and enzymes. Microgreens contain much higher amounts of nutrients and health-promoting micronutrients than their mature counterparts, up to 40 times more, according to one recent study. In addition, another study showed how the consumption of microgreens can be of magnificent importance for humans to stay healthy and avoid diseases associated with oxidative stress, and even.

Eating microgreens has a diversity of other benefits including increased mental alertness and focus, quicker healing and recovery, improved eyesight and peripheral vision, positive moods, and clearer, more radiant skin.

And yes, theres another important and frequently noted upside to eating raw foods, like microgreens: enhanced sex drive and performance!

So, if you want to get an immediate energy boost, to slow the aging process, and boost your lifestyle, consider Eating Your Microgreens today!

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