Common name: Cucumber
Scientific name: Cucumis sativus
Germination time: 2-3 days
Harvest time: 7-12 days
Flavour: Cucumber like taste
Nutrition: Rich in minerals and nutrients like Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium..
Health benefits: Antioxidants, regulate body functions, anti-aging, prevent cancers.
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.