Common name: Wheat grass
Scientific name: Triticum aestivum
Germination time: 2-3 days
Harvest time; 8-12 days
Flavour: Mild sweet, Bitter
Nutrition: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex, essential amino acids, and various minerals.
Health benefits: Prevent cancer, lower blood cholesterol, improve digestion, anti-aging, detoxify liver
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.