3 Beneficial Reasons to Consume Microgreens

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Microgreens have only been around for two to three decades. However, these greens continue to be something that every diner looks forward to seeing on a dinner plate. There are many uses for microgreens in both restaurants and home kitchens around the world. The wide range of micro green varieties ensures a chef always has plenty of options with this type of food. Here are three benefits of consuming microgreens.

  1. Large Amount of Vitamins and Nutrients

    One reason this food is highly beneficial is that there are many micro green varieties available. Many people combine various micro green varieties to receive multiple types of nutrients. Microgreens are known for being rated on a unique scale, receiving a rating from one to five. If microgreens receive a rating of less than three signifies this food as unmarketable.
  2. High Concentration of Antioxidants

    The way that microgreens are grown allows them to retain a lot of antioxidants. Organic micro greens are known to contain higher levels of antioxidants when compared to raw vegetables. One reason for this increase is because eating microgreens allows someone to consume more of a plant. Many vegetables purchased from a supermarket have these additional pieces removed before arrival. In order to keep microgreens in optimal condition, they need to be stored at a temperature nearing 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Easy to Digest

    One problem with getting nutrients and vitamins from vegetable is that you have to eat a lot of them. Certain people may find that they have difficulties digesting such large quantities of food. A microgreen is a much smaller form of vegetable that is often easier to consume. In addition, microgreens are made in a way that reduces certain nutrients known to cause digestion problems.

In summary, there are many benefits associated with microgreens. This type of food is known for having large amounts of vitamins and minerals. Regularly consuming vitamins and minerals has been shown to reduce certain the risk of certain diseases. Microgreens have a high concentration of antioxidants which are beneficial for cleansing the body. Many people find that antioxidants are easy to digest since they are smaller types of food. Microgreens have risen to popularity since the 1980s and remain a favorite among foodies.

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Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt has made a name for himself in farm-to-table organics, working at restaurants in Portland, Seattle and Burlington, Vermont. While he has a taste for the extreme, most of his restaurant’s top sellers are much more down-to-earth, regularly featuring mushrooms gathered from the slopes of the Cascades, and fresh wild-caught seafood from the Oregon coast. Inspired by trends in Portland, his latest restaurant offers the ultimate chef’s table: dinner begins in the morning at his island collective farm, and 4 lucky guests every week get to follow the food, literally, from the field to the plate! Francis is a firm believer that you are what you eat — do you really want to be a chemistry set?