Scientific Report 2023: ingarden unveils its one-of-a-kind nutritional breakdown

Portland  – September 21, 2023 - Microgreens, a burgeoning field of interest in the realm of nutrition, have recently captured significant attention for their exceptional nutrient density and potential health benefits. This article aims to provide a detailed nutritional breakdown of microgreens, shedding light on their diverse composition of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. We dive into the intricate web of nutritional value embedded within these miniature plants, thereby highlighting their remarkable potential in promoting human health and well-being.

The Microgreens Phenomenon

Microgreens are essentially young, edible plants harvested at an early stage of growth, just after their first true leaves have developed. What sets microgreens apart is their concentrated nutrient content and remarkable flavor profiles, making them an excellent addition to salads, sandwiches, and various dishes.

One of the most striking features of microgreens is their impressive nutrient density. While they may be small in size, they pack a nutritional punch that rivals that of their mature counterparts. Here are some of the key nutrients found in microgreens:

Vitamins: Microgreens are rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin C, vitamin K, and various B vitamins. Vitamin C boosts your immune system, vitamin K supports bone health, and B vitamins play a crucial role in energy metabolism.

Minerals: Essential minerals like potassium, iron, and magnesium are abundant in microgreens. These minerals are essential for various bodily functions, including muscle function, oxygen transport, and maintaining healthy blood pressure.

Antioxidants: Microgreens are teeming with antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and lutein, which protect your cells from oxidative stress and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Phytonutrients: These tiny greens are a treasure trove of phytonutrients, which have anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting properties. Sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli microgreens, is particularly renowned for its cancer-fighting potential.

ingarden deciphers the microgreen nutrient code

ingarden took it a step further and collaborated with Eurofins Scientific and BioTeSys, two internationally accredited laboratory testing companies, to conduct a comprehensive nutritional analysis and validate the nutritional integrity of ingarden microgreens. This makes them one of the first to present full analysis on different types of microgreens. Take your time to explore the benefits and nutritional composition of some popular microgreens in the table below:

NUTRIENTS

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Vitamins & nutrients per 100g microgreens (% of daily recommended dose)
daily recommended dose arugula
Vitamin B8 (Biotin) 30μg 5.15μg (17%)
Vitamin C 95mg 11mg (12%)
Vitamin E 12mg 0.33mg (3%)
Vitamin K1 60μg 17.2μg (29%)
Folate 300μg 57.4μg (19%)
Choline 400mg 17.3mg (4%)
Calcium 700mg 42mg (6%)
Iron 10mg 2.2mg (22%)
Magnesium 300mg 33mg (11%)
Manganese 2mg 0.74mg (37%)
Lutein 6mg 4.42mg (74%)

Key Findings

Compared to 100g raw supermarket arugula*, 100g organic arugula microgreens from ingarden contain:

  • 131% more manganese
  • 51% more iron
  • 24% more lutein
  • 13% more choline

*Data Source

daily recommended dose broccoli
Vitamin B8 (Biotin) 30μg 2.62μg (9%)
Vitamin C 95mg 24.1mg (25%)
Vitamin E 12mg 0.25mg (2%)
Vitamin K1 60μg 36.5μg (61%)
Folate 300μg 33.1μg (11%)
Choline 400mg 31.3mg (8%)
Calcium 700mg 65mg (9%)
Iron 10mg 0.73mg (7%)
Magnesium 300mg 45mg (15%)
Manganese 2mg 0.7mg (35%)
Lutein 6mg 1.98mg (33%)

Key Findings

Compared to 100g raw supermarket broccoli*, 100g organic broccoli microgreens from ingarden contain:

  • 255% more manganese
  • 166% more lutein
  • 114% more magnesium
  • 67% more choline
  • 41% more calcium

*Data Source

daily recommended dose kale
Vitamin B8 (Biotin) 30μg 1.89μg (6%)
Vitamin C 95mg 15.3mg (16%)
Vitamin E 12mg 0.08mg (1%)
Vitamin K1 60μg 9.11μg (15%)
Folate 300μg 33.8μg (11%)
Choline 400mg 18.5mg (5%)
Calcium 700mg 36mg (5%)
Iron 10mg 0.51mg (5%)
Magnesium 300mg 23mg (8%)
Manganese 2mg 0.6mg (30%)
Lutein 6mg 1.94mg (32%)

Key Findings

Compared to 100g raw supermarket kale*, 100g organic kale microgreens from ingarden contain:

  • 3600% more choline

*Data Source

daily recommended dose mustard
Vitamin B8 (Biotin) 30μg 7.24μg (24%)
Vitamin C 95mg 9.36mg (10%)
Vitamin E 12mg 0.204mg (2%)
Vitamin K1 60μg 11.2μg (19%)
Folate 300μg 33.1μg (11%)
Choline 400mg 60.8mg (15%)
Calcium 700mg 38mg (5%)
Iron 10mg 0.95mg (10%)
Magnesium 300mg 31mg (10%)
Manganese 2mg 0.44mg (22%)
Lutein 6mg 0.89mg (15%)

Key Findings

Compared to 100g prepared yellow mustard*, 100g organic mustard microgreens from ingarden contain:

  • 2240% more vitamin C
  • 673% more lutein
  • 373% more folate
  • 171% more choline

*Data Source

daily recommended dose radish
Vitamin B8 (Biotin) 30μg 2.88μg (10%)
Vitamin C 95mg 14.6mg (15%)
Vitamin E 12mg 0.58mg (5%)
Vitamin K1 60μg 61.4μg (102%)
Folate 300μg 39.6μg (13%)
Choline 400mg 20.9mg (5%)
Calcium 700mg 32mg (5%)
Iron 10mg 0.48mg (5%)
Magnesium 300mg 33mg (11%)
Manganese 2mg 0.47mg (24%)
Lutein 6mg 3mg (50%)

Key Findings

Compared to 100g raw supermarket radish*, 100g organic radish microgreens from ingarden contain:

  • 29900% more lutein
  • 5700% more vitamin E
  • 4623% more vitamin K1
  • 581% more manganese
  • 230% more magnesium
  • 222% more choline
  • 58% more folate
  • 41% more iron
  • 28% more calcium

*Data Source

daily recommended dose red cabbage
Vitamin B8 (Biotin) 30μg 4.79μg (16%)
Vitamin C 95mg 21.7mg (23%)
Vitamin E 12mg 1.32mg (11%)
Vitamin K1 60μg 15.9μg (27%)
Folate 300μg 55.8μg (19%)
Choline 400mg 53.1mg (13%)
Calcium 700mg 120mg (17%)
Iron 10mg 0.76mg (8%)
Magnesium 300mg 38mg (13%)
Manganese 2mg 0.37mg (19%)
Lutein 6mg 0.99mg (17%)

Key Findings

Compared to 100g raw supermarket red cabbage*, 100g organic red cabbage microgreens from ingarden contain:

  • 1100% more vitamin E
  • 287% more calcium
  • 219% more biotin
  • 211% more choline
  • 210% more folate
  • 204% more iron
  • 201% more lutein
  • 186% more magnesium
  • 20% more manganese

*Data Source

Key Findings

Some of the most impressive findings from this analysis 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.

  • Radish microgreens have 350% more magnesium than full-grown radish. Magnesium reduces fatigue and supports electrolyte balance, energy, nerves, muscles, and bones

  • Broccoli microgreens have 520% more biotin than full-grown broccoli. Biotin boosts the health of the hair and nails, supports a healthy pregnancy, and helps manage blood sugar levels.

In conclusion, microgreens are a nutrient-dense superfood that offer a wide range of health benefits. By incorporating them into the diet, one can improve overall health and wellness.

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