Microgreens, big things come in small packages

Microgreens, big things come in small packages

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Microgreens are tiny plants that are harvested just as their leaves start to grow in about 14-21 days from germination. A lot of people confuse microgreens with sprouts, but sprouts are actually harvested much quicker at 2-7 days from germination and before leaves have developed.

Compared to baby greens, microgreens are much smaller in size. 

There is a wide variety of microgreens that you can grow, including:

  • 

Broccoli

  • Watercress

  • Arugula

  • Radish
  • Radicchio




Research comparing microgreens to baby greens and fully matured greens has shown that microgreens have up to nine times more nutrients. They also contain around 40% more polyphenols and antioxidants. This is because microgreens have crammed all the nutrients of a mature plant into a much smaller package.

Virtually anyone can grow microgreens even without access to a garden, which is a great way to get an added nutrition kick and save money at the same time.

You can grow microgreens on your windowsill in potting soil or on a growing mat specifically designed for microgreens. All you need is access to sunlight and the time to water them once daily.  For the lazy ones there is a kit ou can order on Amazon.

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