microgreens are superfoods—nutrient-rich plants that contain higher levels of essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and enzymes than mature plants, making them an ideal addition to any diet. they offer numerous health benefits such as aiding digestion, supporting healthy immune function, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, aiding weight management, improving energy levels, and promoting healthy skin.
ingarden microgreens were analyzed for their nutrient content and health benefits compared to their full-grown vegetable counterparts. the most notable takeaways are:
- red cabbage microgreens have 230% more vitamin A per serving than full-grown red cabbage. vitamin A supports healthy lungs, teeth, bones, skin and immune system.
- arugula microgreens have 600% more copper than full-grown arugula. copper supports bone health, joint connections and energy production.- broccoli microgreens have 67% more manganese than full-grown broccoli. manganese regulates nutrient, brain and nerve processes; helps bones develop and with calcium absorption.