A Closer Look at Micro-greens
Micro-greens are basically vegetables or herbs that are harvested just after they've sprouted and produced their first set of true leaves. These are used for their visual appeal and flavour in a variety of cuisine ranging from soups, sandwiches, salads to smoothies, and more.
Considered as one of the most profitable crops for small-scale farmers to grow, owing to the low inputs and the high price they fetch, micro-greens are rich in antioxidants, phytochemicals, minerals, proteins and vitamins
Arugula, Radish, Sunflower, Beetroot, Kale, Broccoli, Parsley, Chives, Mint, Dill, Fennel and Watercress are some of the popular micro-greens. While unusual varieties include - Cilantro / Coriander, Mustards, Orach and Celery
Micro-greens are touted to pack in a host of benefits – including minimizing cancer risk and lowering cholesterol levels - depending on the type one is eating.
A few benefits of micro-greens are -
So pop over to the nearby nursery and pick up some seeds to grow your favourite micro-greens!