According to WebMD, researchers found microgreens like red cabbage, cilantro, and radish contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts.
For example, red cabbage microgreens had 40 times more vitamin E and six times more vitamin C than mature red cabbage. Cilantro microgreens had three times more beta-carotene than mature cilantro. Cilantro microgreens were richest in terms of lutein and beta-carotene.
“All of these nutrients are extremely important for skin, eyes, and fighting cancer and have all sorts of benefits associated with them,” says researcher Gene Lester, PhD, of the USDA.
And growing microgreens in your own backyard, or in your house, can be easily done and ready for harvest in 10 days. Here’s how:
I use rich vermicompost from my worm bin for my soil. I then densely scatter some heirloom organic seeds on top of my soil. The plant seeds used in the pictures are kale, swiss chard, beets, and flax. Lastly, I cover my seeds with a thin layer of soil and then water. Now all you need to do is wait for 10 days, watering every two to three days. On the tenth day, you will be ready to harvest your nutrient dense microgreens.
Read the full WebMD article about microgreens and nutrients. You can’t easily buy healthy food like this from your store. But it is so easy to grow.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.Genesis 1:29