The natural state of the human body is health. And you can achieve this state through better nutrition. Adding microgreens to your diet will positively affect your overall health. Microgreens are loaded with valuable nutrients that the human body needs to maintain a optimal healthy balance. More and more people are finding microgreens as a delicious and nutritious way to enhance their culinary repertoire.
In this section we will show you some of the most common microgreens and the benefits that they can have on your health. If you need more information about microgreens or want to begin home delivery (in our delivery area) follow this link to find out more.
Sunflower shoots are one of the most popular and easy to grow microgreens available anywhere. As a source of concentrated calories, sunflower sprouts have protein and iron, as well as healthy fats and fiber. They can be easily incorporated into any healthy meal program or plan.
Here’s the breakdown on the sunflower shoots nutrition and you won’t be disappointed. Sunflower shoots in a 1/4 cup serving contain the following:
- 16 grams of total fat
- 2 grams of saturated fat
- 8 grams of polyunsaturated fat
- 6 grams of monounsaturated fat
- 6 grams of carbohydrates
- 2 grams of fiber
- 6 grams of protein
Pea shoots are another of the most popular shoots available and just may be more versatile than any other. These tasty shoots have many uses like being used as garnishes in restaurants but you can use them in many different ways. My favorite is to eat them right out of the container as a healthy snack when I am hungry.
Cabbage shoots are not always as popular as some other microgreens but they are widely available and have an excellent flavor. They have a distinct purplish stem and taste, well, like cabbage. These cabbage shoots have many uses such as a garnish or a tasty addition to a soup or salad. However, we have not tried to make sauerkraut with them. Here is some additional nutrition benefits of cabbage shoots.
Cabbage shoots contain up to 40 times more vitamin E and 6 times more vitamin C than the full grown vegetable. They are densely packed with nutrition and the health benefits are too numerous to mention here but there are many studies showing myriad benefits including reduced cardiovascular disease.