Common name: Pumpkin, Squash
Scientific name: Cucurbita pepo
Germination time: 2-4 days
Harvest time; 12-16 days
Flavour: Mild nutty, Butter rich
Nutrition: Vitamin A, Vit-C, Vit-E, beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A — an important antioxidant.
Health benefits: Eye health, prevent cancer, Repairing blood cells.
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