|A little bit goes a long way: Multiple studies have found that microgreens contain 4-40 times more nutrients by weight than their fully-grown counterparts in general! (NCBI) Studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have found that broccoli microgreens contain up to 100 times MORE antioxidants and nutrients when compared with their mature counterparts!|
|Microgreens are an excellent source of polyphenols and contain a wider variety of polyphenols than their mature counterparts. Polyphenols are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. (NCBI) Polyphenols prevent the accumulation of free radicals in the body!|
|Nutrient dense: Microgreens hold at least 4-6 times the beneficial nutrients when compared to their mature counterparts. Red cabbage microgreens, for example, contain significantly higher concentrations of beta-carotene (260x!), Vitamin K (69x!), Vitamin E (40x!), and Vitamin C (6x!) than a mature red cabbage plant! (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)|
|Protect your ticker: Microgreens may help to reduce heart disease risk factors, such as weight, bad LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Animals fed high-fat diets supplemented with microgreens reduced weight gain by 17%, reduced bad LDL cholesterol by 34%, and reduced triglycerides by 23%. (FASEB)|
|More minerals: According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, broccoli microgreens had larger quantities of magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc than mature broccoli!|
|Red cabbage, broccoli, and kale microgreens contain up to 100 times more sulforaphane than their mature counterparts! Sulforaphane is a natural detoxifying compound which is associated with decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, fatty liver disease, and depression! (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)|
|The easiest way to eat more veggies: Vegetable consumption is associated with lower risk of certain cancers, inflammation, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity! Microgreen delivery makes eating more veg so easy and convenient!|
|Available year-round: Because our LIVING microgreens are grown in an indoor, controlled environment, our greens are available year-round, despite the weather. Come rain, or sleet, or snow, or Bomb Cyclone, or Front Range hail; we’ll have nutrient dense greens available for you!|
Are soil-grown microgreens more nutrient-dense than hydroponic microgreens?
The answer is “NO!” The general consensus among the plant biology community is that it is only when the plant grows *true leaves* that it starts to absorb nutrients from the soil/grow medium through their roots. By definition, microgreens are the stage between “sprouts” and “baby greens”. Our microgreens are sold at day 8-11 of their growth cycle and do not develop true leaves until at least a week later. So our understanding is that all the wonderful research on the incredible micronutrient profile of microgreens is conducted during a stage BEFORE these true leaves appear, which is before they begin absorbing nutrients from their roots. The abundance of bioavailable nutrients that our customers consume from our microgreens originate in each tiny seed and not from the grow medium or any synthetic additives! Isn’t nature incredible?