Looking for an immune boost? Microgreens might be your answer.
Microgreens are tiny plants that have sprouted from the seeds of the plant. In effect they are a seedling, and at this stage of their growth they’re packed with vitamins and other nutrients.
You’ve probably seen microgreens used in fancy cafés and restaurants. However, they can be used at home to make a tasty and healthy meal. The great thing about microgreens is that they have many times the nutrients of the fully-grown plants.
Here’s some ways they can boost your immune system and improve your health.
They’re rich in vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an important nutrient for fighting infections. Many microgreens have levels of vitamin C many times higher than the equivalent fully-grown plant. (Xiao et al 2012).
They could help your eyesight.
Microgreens contain good amounts of lutein and beta-carotene, nutrients which are involved in eye health. (Xiao et al 2012)
They might fight cancer.
Microgreens contain many nutrients that have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer or potentially help fight it. Broccoli and other brassica microgreens like rocket and kale are rich in sulforaphane which is one such nutrient. (Li and Zhang 2013)
These are just some of the ways that microgreens can improve your health. We deliver trays of fresh microgreens for you to harvest in your own home. Click here to order yours online now.