Health Facts

  • What Are Microgreens?
    • Microgreens are young and tender seedlings that are harvested when the cotyledonary leaves have fully developed and the first true leaves emerge
  • Microgreens Supply More Nutrition Than Mature Leaves
    • Considerably higher nutrient densities have been studied in young cotyledon leaves compared to a plant’s mature counterparts.
    • Less resources used in growth = Denser availability of nutrients
      • USDA Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry August 2012
  • Microgreens are gaining popularity due to their designation as a “functional food” attributed to the high contents of micronutrients and bioactive compounds. The numerous health benefits and content of microgreens is well studied and published research

  • Delian, E., Chira, A., Bădulescu, L., & Chira, L. (2015). Insights into microgreens physiology. Sci. Pap. Ser. B Hortic, 59, 447-454.
  • Ghoora, M.D.; Babu, D.R.; Srividya, N. Nutrient composition, oxalate content and nutritional ranking of ten culinary microgreens. J. Food Compos. Anal. 2020, 91.
  • Paradiso, V.M.; Castellino, M.; Renna, M.; Gattullo, C.E.; Calasso, M.; Terzano, R.; Allegretta, I.; Leoni, B.; Caponio, F.; Santamaria, P. Nutritional characterization and shelf-life of packaged microgreens. Food Funct. 2018, 9, 5629–5640.
  • Xiao, Zhenlei, Gene R. Lester, Yaguang Luo, and Qin Wang (2012). Assessment of Vitamin and Carotenoid Concentrations of Emerging Food Products: Edible Microgreens. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60 (31), p 7644-7651.
  • Xiao, Z., Lester, G. E., Luo, Y., & Wang, Q. (2012). Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens. Journal of agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(31), 7644-7651.
  • Xiao, Z.; Codling, E.E.; Luo, Y.; Nou, X.; Lester, G.E.; Wang, Q. Microgreens of Brassicaceae: Mineral composition and content of 30 varieties. J. Food Compos. Anal. 2016, 49, 87–93.