Common name: Mizuna, Japenese Mustard Greens
Scientific name: Brassica rapa var. niposinica
Germination time: 2-3 days
Harvest time; 8-14 days
Nutrition: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K,
Health benefits: Mizuna microgreens are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, folate, and iron. It also contains powerful glucosinolates—antioxidants linked to decreased cancer risk.
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.