From salads to sandwiches to pizza, microgreens are cropping up just about everywhere. They might look like they can only be used as a garnish, but don’t be fooled: these tiny sprouts pack a huge nutritional punch.
A microgreen is a plant’s earliest sprout, which is usually one to two inches in length. While they can dress up just about any dish, microgreens can allow you to build incredible layers of flavor. Just like their parent plants, these sports can taste spicy, nutty, mild, earthy and sweet. But taste isn’t the only reason why microgreens have risen through the health food ranks. Here’s why you should be adding microgreens to…well, everything.
- They’re high in nutrients. Microgreens are much more nutrient-dense than their fully-grown counterparts. That’s because they take all of the vitamins and minerals found in a mature plant and manage to cram them into a smaller package.
- They support a strong immune system. If you’re feeling sick, make yourself a salad. Many vegetables are high in vitamins A and C, both of which will help your immune system function at optimal levels.
- They improve heart health. Eating well is one of the easiest ways to prevent heart disease, and microgreens (like other vegetables) have been proven to lower blood pressure.
- They ease digestion. The high-probiotic content in microgreens can nourish the friendly bacteria in your gut which are essential to your health and wellness.
If you don’t love eating your greens as much as we do, then microgreens might be the superfood for you. These sprouts cram all the nutritional benefits of regular vegetables into an easy-to-eat package. Add a handful to your favorite smoothie or toast for a simple way to up your nutritional intake. Give us a call and we can suggest a way to add nutrient-packed microgreens to your next Juice Hive order. Our curbside delivery is an easy, and delicious, way to make sure to give your body the nutrients it needs to stay as healthy as possible.