nutritional analysis of ingarden microgreens
What are microgreens and why are they good for us? We have answers. Microgreens are tiny superfoods. They are herbs and veggies that are harvested at their peak nutrient density and are filled with a variety of nourishing vitamins, minerals, antioxidents and plant compounds.
ingarden has conducted the most in-depth nutritional analysis on microgreens to date. We teamed up with internationally accredited firms—Eurofins and Biotesys—to execute the comprehensive analysis for the purpose of validating and verifying the nutritional integrity of our microgreens. This study has honed in on the intricacies of just how nutrient-dense microgreens are, how they compare to full-grown vegetables and how impactful their health benefits can be.
The analysis embarks on a deep dive into 8 of the most impressive microgreens. Key findings include that red cabbage microgreens have 230% more vitamin A per serving than a fully-grown red cabbage has. Major benefits of Vitamin A include that it supports a healthy immune system and healthy skin. In addition, microgreens have 2150% more phosphorus per serving than their mature counterparts. Perks of phosphorus include that it helps maintain a normal heart beat and regulates carbohydrate, fat and protein processing. Click below for detailed analyses on each microgreen.
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Each individual microgreen has its own specific nutritional composition with a wide range of health benefits. Overall, ingarden arugula microgreens have the highest number of tested minerals, nutrients, antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. ingarden arugula microgreens have many nutrients in common with ingarden red cabbage microgreens, but ingarden red cabbage microgreens also boast the nutrient phosphorus and the antioxidant CoQ10. All ingarden microgreens have the beneficial plant compound chlorophyll, which is hugely impactful on health and wellness.
The following table lists the methods used by Eurofins. Eurofins tested all ingarden microgreens for allergens, nitrate, heavy metals, secondary plant compounds, vitamins, amino acids and minerals. To test ingarden microgreens for CoQ10 and sulforaphane, Biotesys utilized RP-HPLC methods with UV, fluorescence, coulometric or tandem MS detection. The studies were carried out between April and June 2021. Accompanying system tests were carried out using reference material. External calibration and suitable equivalent standards were used. The measurements were always carried out in repeat determination.