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Tiny but Mighty: Exploring the Nutrient-Dense World of Microgreens

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

Hi, I'm Patrick from Boomin Food. When my wife got cancer I got serious about growing nutrient dense food and started the farm Bloomin Food. I hope you enjoy my blog posts and find them helpful.

I started with microgreens that I know are good for cancer. I have discovered that all microgreens do good in various ways as do edible flowers. Microgreens have been growing in popularity among food enthusiasts, and for good reason. These tiny greens pack a big nutritional punch and are an excellent addition to any healthy diet. Microgreens are essentially young plants, harvested just a few weeks after germination, and are typically around 1-3 inches in height. Despite their small size, microgreens are incredibly nutrient-dense and can contain up to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts.

One of the reasons microgreens are so nutrient-dense is because they are harvested at such an early stage of their growth. At this stage, the plants are still developing, and their nutritional content is concentrated in their leaves and stems. This means that microgreens are bursting with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for good health.

Microgreens come in a variety of flavors and textures, including spicy radish, nutty sunflower, and sweet pea shoots. Some of our most popular microgreens include:

  1. Broccoli: Broccoli microgreens contain up to 40 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli. Sulforaphane is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to have anti-cancer properties.

  2. Kale: Kale microgreens are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and beta-carotene. They are also high in lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that are essential for eye health.

  3. Pea shoots: Pea shoots are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and folic acid. They also contain phytoestrogens, which may help to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

  4. Radish: Radish microgreens are spicy and flavorful and contain high levels of vitamin C, folate, and antioxidants.

  5. Sunflower: Sunflower microgreens are rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect the body against oxidative stress and inflammation.

  6. Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe microgreens are good for adding a unique, sweet flavor and a burst of nutrients to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes.

Not only are microgreens nutrient-dense, but they are also incredibly versatile. They can be added to salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and even used as a garnish for soups and stews. Plus, they are easy to grow at home, making them an affordable and convenient way to add more nutrients to your diet.

In conclusion, microgreens are an excellent addition to any healthy diet. They are incredibly nutrient-dense, versatile, and easy to grow. So next time you're looking for a way to boost your nutritional intake, consider adding some microgreens to your plate. Your body will thank you!

Incorporating microgreens into your diet is a simple and tasty way to improve your health and well-being. With a variety of flavors and nutrients to choose from, there's no reason not to give these tiny greens a try. Happy eating!

Find us at the farm or give us a call. We have availability for pick up here at the farm and at the Farmers Market in Prescott on Saturday's. 928-776-4637

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