There is much debate over whether eating microgreens from a gardening stand will have any health benefits for you. Microgreens are a very interesting plant with some edible characteristics. You have probably seen them growing in grocery stores and restaurants. They look like lettuce but are smaller and purple in color. They come in many colors; red, yellow, purple, white, blue, green and orange.
What makes microgreens different from other vegetables or fruit grown in the same garden is that they are sprouted. All that means is that as the plant grows, it takes tiny food pellets, called phytonutrients, that are supplied by the sun to nourish the growing microgreens. These phytonutrients are then carried away into the leaves and absorbed by the plants so that the microgreens can begin to grow again the next day.
So eating microgreens from a stand would seem like a waste of time and effort when compared to eating vegetables that have not been grown. There are several possible reasons for this. One is that you can save a lot of money by growing your own vegetables. The second is that it looks like vegetables and has the taste of fresh.
Microgreens are not grown organically. They are actually a hybrid of two common microorganisms that occur naturally. One is a moss that flourishes in dark, damp places. The other microorganism occurs naturally and is called rhizomes. These two organisms are united by what is known as a living cell, or a bio-germ that contains the ability to form spores in order to be able to multiply and grow.
Microgreens are only one part of the mosaic of nutrients that make up green leafy vegetables. They are certainly an important part of a well balanced diet but should not be the basis for creating a healthy diet. When consumed as a single source, they will provide an abundance of antioxidants as well as essential amino acids that are critical for the health of our cells. Other important nutrients are the carotene that is present, as well as the complex carbohydrates and vitamins which are also needed by the body.
As an added benefit, microgreens are readily available to consumers. This is a great advantage because consumers are much more likely to buy them organically grown if they are aware of how they are prepared and eaten. Many local businesses sell fresh greens in bag form so that consumers can easily add them to their diets right away. Fresh is a key factor because it is high in nutrition and does not spoil as easily as dried or frozen items. Another advantage is that many retailers include them as an ingredient on their grocery shopping lists.
For people who have difficulty preparing fresh greens at home, there are many pre-made mixes available. These mixes contain micro greens, lentils, alfalfa sprouts, red onions, peas, carrots and corn. The mixes vary greatly in their ingredients and nutritional values and most are available at farmer’s markets and through online retailers. There are even nutrient dense supplements available for those who prefer to take the supplement in powder form. The only limitation with these powders is that they are more expensive than their fresh counterparts and do not provide the same amount of nutritious benefits.
In conclusion, the nutritional value of microgreens far outweighs the cost of purchasing them. If you are looking to improve your overall health while enjoying a delicious, colorful snack, adding some microgreen to your diet may be just the thing for you. They are easy to prepare and incredibly diverse in their nutritional content. If you are looking to get started on the road to better nutrition, try experimenting with different forms of leafy greens.