Common name: Cress, Garden cress
Scientific name: Lepidium sativum
Germination time: 2-3 days
Harvest time; 8-12 days
Nutrition: Vitamin A, isothiocyanates, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Glucotropaeolin and more.
Health benefits: Eye health, prevent cancer, good for teeth, maintaining heart health.
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 is 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 a dense source of various bioactive compounds. Microgreens are used in salads, sandwich and soups. It can also be used for stuffing parantha and other Indian foods.