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Wonderful food!

We need diets that gives us confidence that we are getting everything we need from varied fresh produce. With sometimes as much as forty times the nutrition of traditional mature vegetables microrgreens are a store of health.

Microgreens are so accessible - with no need to cook they are ready straight from the fridge and versatile to go on the finest of food, in a sandwich, or scoffed as a snack.

 

Its this making fine food treat an accessible every day staple that we really get a kick out of - knowing that busy people, children and all are improving their diets in a simple way that they enjoy.

I want to try some microgreens!

Microgreens can be used as a vegetable side dish (raw) with any meal; or as a salad; or snacked on at a desk or in the car, or even juiced. My boys always pack them into their lunch boxes. They are offere leaf at a time by fine food Chefs and your guests will be impressed. But they are also fantastic intense flavours, and wonderful nutrition.

 

The nutrient density, ease, and flexibility that microgreens offer help make them  an easy way of upping your bioavailable nutrient intake and for all your family.

Microgreens' huge nutrient profile make them especially valuable in vegan, vegetarian, or reduced-meat diets;  and in a way that celebrates plant based diets.

 

A ‘five-a-day’ target can be difficult to get through especially for the very young, old, or unwell. Sometimes getting veg on the plate at a family meal or veg that is 'fun enough' to grab at can be tricky too. Microgreens are fast, and easy, and a great, simple way, to get your daily dose.

Easy, flexible ways to pack in great nutrition

When animals find their way to your garden to nip off the growing tips of your precious plants - they are sensing from a long way off the most nutrient dense gatherings available.

 

This is much the same as the microgreen - the first growth of a seed, packed with its nutrients in a form that your body can readily use - 'bioavailable'. You will find, as you eat them, that your body says 'yes' to them!

Many of our customers say they are the only greens a certain family member will eat!

I want to try some microgreens!

micro herbs microgreens carrot shoots on sundried tomato bread healthy snack with micro herb garnish
Amaranth micro herb or micro green on healthy fruit smoothie for stunning nutritious snack

Vitamins, and loads more than just loads of vitamins!

Human nutrition is complex - our bodies are full of complex compounds that interact with each other.

Nutrition also goes beyonds these compounds and statistics. For example, research shows that thankfulness triggers the parasympathetic system and leads to improved digestion. Food does, and should, interact with these processes and is one reason why we do not thrive on a diet of supplements or compounds. At best, food should be beautiful, flavourful, grown and prepared with care, and enjoyed with other people - talked about - taken time over. These things are all part of real food.

Microgreens do also show extraordinary vitamin and mineral statistics when analysed, and are also bioactive - these minerals come in a form, and a biology, that engages with our gut and digestive system in complex and important ways.

I want to try some microgreens!

China Rose Radish microgreens or micro herbs for fine food garnish or vegtable side a spicy nutritious plant based food snack suitable for vegans

Bitter foods are frequently nutrient dense - like the beets, kale, and spicy ones like rocket.

These interactive effects are one thing that make the science of nutrition quite complex, but good principles, like including diversity in our eating, fruit, veg, and microgreens! Are great guiding ideas to eat by!

For me, as persuasive as the basic statistics, is the instinct that I have for munching on these greens - allowing myself to hunt out and enjoy these shoots to do me good!

Here is a little more detail pulled from the literature -

Pea shoots can have seven times the vitamin C of blueberries.

Broccoli (also Kale and cabbage)- is noted for its glucosinolate content - a group of compounds that 'mop-up' metabolic poisons. Sulphoraphane forms from glucosinolates and are powerful antioxidants. They also have good vit. C and A content. 

Glucosinolates are also found in cabbages and mustards. They are studied for their role in supporting good health.

Red cabbage microgreens in one study was  found to have 147mg/100g vit C, impressive when recommended daily allowances range 80mg/day. Its also a great source of beta-carotene.

Sunflower shoots contain vit E. They contain good oils.

Amaranth has lots of manganese and is also a source for magnesium - which is often under supplied and taken in supplements, as well as phosphorous and iron.

Coriander and carrot contain beta carotene.