Microgreens can be a delicious, nutritious, organic and fresh addition to a healthy diet, especially in the winter months. Studies assessing microgreens found they certainly pack a punch when it comes to nutritional content.
Microgreens possess significantly higher nutrient densities than mature plants; some are six times higher in vitamin C concentration than mature vegetables and up to 60 times the vitamin K, also the cruciferous greens contain very high amounts of sulforaphane. Depending on the microgreen, they are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
So, if you’re looking to supplement a particular vitamin through food, growing your own microgreens could be the answer .
Microgreens don’t require chemicals of any kind, just water, organic compost and something to grow them in. You can grow them in the kitchen, on a sunny window sill, under a grow light, or even outside if you are lucky enough to have some outside space.
Organic seeds are available online or at garden centres but you could start with re-growing existing veg. I recently found organic beetroot on offer at my local store and planted them (indoors) and have since had two crops…and they are still growing! The roots are high in sugar but the leaves are full of potassium and great in salads or smoothies.
Below is a helpful introduction to growing microgreens