Are Microgreens Nutritional Liquid Gold?
If you think microgreens are merely a garnish on your plate, think again.
But with our extremely busy lives it’s almost impossible to eat ‘well’ and get all the diaily nutrients we need; enter the microgreen. “Regarded as one of the most potent superfoods you can find, these tiny plants will help to provide your body with a concentrated, natural form of nutrients,” says local producer Shaun Miller, co-founder and director of Urban Micro Greens, based in Johannesburg.
Once seen as garnish in restaurants, microgreens have become known for their superior nutrient qualities – all thanks to a 2014 study, where researchers at the US Department of Agriculture, discovered that nearly all the 25 varieties of microgreens tested, had 4-6 times more vitamins and phytochemicals than mature leaves from the same plant.
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If you think microgreens are merely a garnish on your plate, think again. These tiny sprouts pack a powerful nutrient punch and should be included in your meals. ALSO SEE: Eat For Energy Our diet requires an adequate amount of macro-nutrients (those needed in large amounts), micro-nutrients (those needed in smaller amounts), and of course food which contains antioxidants and phytonutrients, as these are important to keep your immune system strong.