Microgreens are a great source of nutrients and have many health benefits. Most varieties tend to be rich in potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium and copper. They are also a fantastic source of antioxidants.
Higher Nutritional Density
A USDA study assessed the nutrient compounds of microgreens. They found that microgreens have higher nutritional densities. The study states:
“Among the 25 microgreens assayed, red cabbage, cilantro, garnet amaranth, and green daikon radish had the highest concentrations of ascorbic acids, carotenoids, phylloquinone, and tocopherols, respectively. In comparison with nutritional concentrations in mature leaves (USDA National Nutrient Database), the microgreen cotyledon leaves possessed higher nutritional densities.” See: Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22812633/
More Bang For Your Buck
According to Dr. Michael Greger from NutritionFacts.org, “Microgreens are definitively more nutrient dense” than other greens (See Are Microgreens Healthier?), and “Homemade sprouts are probably the most nutrition-per-unit-cost we can get for our money” (See Biggest Nutrition Bang for Your Buck)
Microgreens And Colon Cancer
Additional research has been done on colon cancer cells. Researches found that broccoli, kale, mustard and radish Brassicaceae microgreens inhibit tumor cell growth. The study states:
“It is worth noting that the consumption of fresh Brassica microgreens within a balanced diet could be an effective nutritional strategy in colon cancer prevention and possibly other gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal cancers.” See: Effect of Brassicaceae Microgreens on Human Colon Cancer Cells https://www.hamama.com/blogs/hamama-blog/effect-of-brassicaceae-microgreens-on-human-colon-cancer-cells
I have written more extensively about Colorectal Cancer in my article ‘Young Adults Are Dying Of Colon Cancer – How NOT To Be One Of Them!’
Introducing Hamama Microgreens
I am a HUGE fan of Hamama Microgreens. They are SUPER easy to grow in 4 to 7 day, and have a big variety of flavors.
10 amazing non-GMO flavors to choose from.
- Hearty Broccoli
- Refreshing Cabbage
- Super Salad Mix
- Energizing Kale
- Organic Spicy Daikon Radish
- Organic Sweet Wheatgrass
- Zesty Mix
- Organic Earthy Clover
- Peppery Arugula
- Organic Fragrant Fenugreek
They Make It SUPER Easy!
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