Common name: Spinach, Palak
Scientific name: Spinacia oleracea
Germination time: 3-5 days
Harvest time; 10-14 days
Flavour: Mild spinach taste
Nutrition: High in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, beta-carotene,
Health benefits: Promote eye health, prevent some cancers, and more.
Spinach microgreens are usually ready to harvest in 10-14 days. Spinach microgreens are delicious and mild (slight sweet) in taste. Also, It makes a great salad base and often used in juicing or to complementing the smoothies. Although it’s not as popular as lettuce micros, it is definitely worth a try. Spinach microgreens grow quickly after germination and have a good resistant to cold temperature.
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.