Common name: Sesame, Til
Scientific name: Sesamum indicum
Germination time: 3-4 days
Harvest time; 8-10 days
Nutrition: High in protein, folate, Vitamin B, antioxidants, sesamin, sesamolin, and various minerals.
Health benefits: Lowers cholesterol, good for bone/teeth/hair, hormones regulation, enzyme synthesis, anti-inflammation.
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.