Microgreens are young edible seedlings of vegetables, herbs and plants rich in flavour and nutrition. Recently, microgreens from vegetables and other edible plants have received wide attention due to their dense source of nutrition.
Microgreens are superfood:
Microgreens are a new form of super food, in trend globally. Microgreens consists of a central stem, two cotyledon leaves and typically the first true leaves which are not more than 4-14 days old depending on the species.
Microgreens have gained increasing popularity as food ingredients in recent years because of their high nutritional value and diverse sensorial characteristics. Microgreens are the first true leaves formed from the seeds of various vegetables and herbs. Microgreens are used in almost every restaurants microgreens are always chef's favorite.
Nutrients in microgreens:
Microgreens are richer sources of various micronutrient especially vitamins and minerals. Some of the lipophilic vitamins are much higher in microgreens than mature parts. Like vitamin E content of microgreens are forty times higher than the mature parts. Anti nutritional factors like nitrates and nitrite contents are low in microgreens. In addition to this microgreens are dense source of various bioactive compounds. Microgreens are loaded with various nutrients, vitamins like B-complex, C, E, K, Beta-carotene and are 40 times more nutritious than the mature leaves..
Microgreens are very easy to grow microgreens can be grown in 7-14 days.
Taste of microgreens:
Microgreens always gives the taste of the what the matured fruit or leaves gives. Flavors of microgreens are just unique as they look.