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Perhaps the most popular salad green known to humankind, Arugula is a major ingredient in salad mixes around the world! Now you can have its mild peppery flavor anytime you want it in the form of a Micro-Green.
Nutrients in kale can also help you:
Arugula microgreens are wonderful for helping keep bones healthy and strong. The same amount of calcium is contained in arugula microgreens as is found in spinach. A benefit of the arugula microgreens is that it has a much lower amount of oxalates compared to spinach, which prevents full calcium absorption.
Arugula microgreens seeds are full of flavor. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and essential amino acids. Arugula microgreens contain up to 25% protein!
Try arugula microgreens in salads, sandwiches, and soups. It’s a popular plant among chefs and home cooks alike, with a zesty, nutty flavor that spices up most dishes
Looking for something to satisfy your green thumb AND fill your belly with fresh veggies this winter? Look no further than sunflower microgreens! Graced with a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture, sunflower microgreens are nothing short of awesome in sandwiches, soups, salads, scrambled eggs, and wraps.
Sunflower microgreens contain a rich supply of vitamins and minerals, with some varieties containing more than the adult equivalent of their respective mature vegetables
According to USDA’s sunflower microgreens nutrition data, a 64 g serving of sunflower microgreens will provide:
The greens also contain selenium, manganese, and a range of B vitamins.
Pea shoots are one of the healthiest types of microgreens, which is why we like to include them in our Seasonal Microgreens Seed Club from time to time. Pea shoots contain beta-carotene – which our bodies convert into vitamin A, vitamin C, folate–essential building blocks for the human body, and fiber.
Should You Add Pea Shoots to Your Diet?
Pea shoots are an excellent source of micronutrients that are often lacking in many people’s meals. They’ll add a bit of protein and fiber to your diet, as well as vitamins C, A, K, and other vital vitamins and minerals. They’re easy to incorporate into your diet to add a nutrient boost.
Just like peas, pea shoots offer many nutritional benefits. While low in macronutrients like carbs and fats, pea shoots contain a good amount of protein and fiber. They are also rich in vitamins. A serving of 100 grams of pea shoots contains:
Vitamin K. One 100-gram serving of pea shoots offers 267% of your recommended daily allowance. Vitamin K helps build bones and is essential for blood clotting. About 67% of the U.S. population doesn’t get enough vitamin K in their diet.
Vitamin C. The amount of vitamin C in 100 grams of pea shoots is 76% of your recommended daily allowance. Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, plays a role in forming blood vessels, cartilage, collagen, and muscle, and also helps your body heal. Your body can’t produce vitamin C on its own, and almost 40% of people don’t get enough of it in their diet.
Vitamin A. One 100-gram serving of pea shoots contain 43% of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin A. Vitamin A is an antioxidant and aids in growth, vision, reproduction, and cell division. About 43% of people are deficient in vitamin A.
Eating 100 grams of pea shoots will also give you 37% of your recommended daily intake of manganese, 24% of vitamin E, and 23% of folate.
Your radish greens will be about 3-4.5 inches tall when they reach maturity. Daikon Radish is typically a bit spicier than the more common red radish root and in their microgreen form, they taste super peppery, zesty, and spicy (very similar to the full-grown vegetable).
How Does Radish Microgreen Nutrition Compare to Mature Vegetables?
Research has shown that nearly all microgreens deliver on average four to six times the level of beneficial nutrients compared with the equivalent mature vegetable or greens.
Radish Microgreen Nutrition: An Excellent Addition to Any Healthy Diet
Radish microgreens are a bold and powerful source of nutrients. They provide vital nutrients in abundance, including proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins, polyunsaturated fats, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants.
Radish Microgreens Contain Essential Amino Acids Essential amino acids enable the body to conduct innumerable critical processes for life, including energy regulation, enzymatic functioning, tissue growth and repair, immune functions, neurotransmitter production, and calcium absorption, just to name a few.
Unlike nonessential amino acids, essential amino acids can’t be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet. Radish microgreens contain these essential amino acids that your body needs but can’t produce itself.
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