Microgreen to a Healthier You

June 27, 2017

how-to-grow-microgreens-0691“Microgreens” are grown from the seed of certain herb, vegetable, and grain crops that can be clipped at the stem and eaten fresh within 2 weeks of germinating.

These baby greens vary in flavor and are known for their different colors and textures. They make great garnishes for salads, soups and sandwiches.

Researchers have found that microgreens contain more nutrients than full-grown plants. Red cabbage microgreens, in particular, have gained attention for their potential to help protect against chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in the United States

According to results of an Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-led study, eating red cabbage microgreens helped mice moderate their weight and cholesterol levels despite a high-fat diet.

You can read more about this research in the June 2017 issue of AgResearch magazine.