7 Reasons Why People Love This Growing Kit

Microgreens are a versatile and nutritious superfood that can be easily grown at home year-round. There are many reasons why grow microgreens, including their health benefits and ease of cultivation. Growing microgreens is a simple way to promote healthy eating and living.

(Written by Mariana, Founder of ingarden - 19th of February, 2023)

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1) Microgreens are the most nutritionally-dense form of vegetable

Growing microgreens at home is a great way to enjoy the most nutrient-dense form of vegetables. Studies have shown that microgreens contain up to 40 times the nutrients of mature vegetables, including vitamins C, E, and K, lutein, and beta-carotene. While mature vegetables are known for their high fiber content, adding microgreens to your diet can help fill in any nutritional gaps. So why not start growing microgreens at home today?

2) Microgreens have an intense and unique flavor

One of the many reasons why grow microgreens at home is because they're not only incredibly healthy but also delicious. Microgreens are known for their intense flavors, complex taste profiles, and textures that can elevate any meal. It's no wonder that you or your kids will be eager to try them! With their unique and bold flavors, microgreens can add a burst of freshness and vitality to your dishes. So why not start growing microgreens at home today and experience the amazing flavors for yourself?

3) Microgreens are plentiful and convenient

Most microgreens only take about a week (10 days at most) to grow at home, which makes it easy for you to frequently have them on hand. And when grown indoors, they are productive year-round if well cared for.

Growing microgreens at home normally need both soil and sunlight to sprout, but with ingarden’s self-watering hydroponic growing system, all you have to do is place your seed pads and add water. It’s that easy to have freshness right at your fingertips!

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4) With ingarden, growing microgreens at home is hassle-free without compromising style

At ingarden, quality meets style. Its self-regulating light + water and humidity control ensure optimal microgreen growth at home. And its ceramic base comes in 5 different colors, making it an elegant addition to your kitchen countertop.

5) Microgreens are versatile

With ingarden, you can grow a wide variety of microgreens at home including broccoli, kale, radishes, and rare varieties like pak choi, mustard, and red cabbage.

Growing microgreens at home not only add essential nutrients and color to your dishes, but are also great in juices, smoothies, salads, or sandwiches. Let your creativity run wild in the kitchen! Check our recipes here.

6) Experience pure Microgreen Growth. Free from...

...free from Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Flavourings, Coating agents, Glycerin, Talk, Palm Oil, Gelatin or any other animal products.

Do these sound familiar? These additives are commonly found in regular multivitamins. They aren't included for health benefits but to simplify the manufacturing process.

7) 45-day money-back guarantee, a sturdy 1-year warranty, and a promise that your garden dreams will come true.

No need to stress. We're dead certain about the top-notch quality and the joy you'll get from your ingarden. So here's the deal: you've got a sweet 45 days from the moment that garden lands at your door to give it a whirl. Harvest to your heart's content. And if, for any reason, you decide to send it back, no problemo. We foot the bill for shipping, and you get back every dollar you spent.

Oh, and if by chance a pad decides it's not in the mood to sprout, no sweat. We'll replace it, no extra charge. It's the ingarden promise.

If you made it to #7 you’re obviously serious about living a healthier lifestyle…

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That's why people love this product.

Why should you eat microgreens from ingarden?

40x more nutrients

Intense, unique flavor

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Easy to grow, even without a green thumb.

Versatile

No unnecessary additives

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Sprouts or microgreens?

While sprouts are still waiting for their green debut, microgreens have already taken root and are stealing the show with their lush presence!

Why microgreens? They offer you:

1. More nutrients and fiber
2. Lower risk of mold and bacteria
3. Stronger effect against diabetes and improved nerve function

How to ingarden?

Grow completely in water. Harvest weekly.

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1. Place three pads

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2. Pour water

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3. Press the button

4. Set up in 2 minutes and harvested in 7 days!

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All backed by science.

From the moment I discovered the remarkable health benefits of microgreens in scientific research, I was utterly fascinated. The abundance of nutrients and life-giving properties packed into these tiny plants left me amazed. That's why my passion for growing microgreens at home was born. Our ingardens enable people to tap into the power of these remarkable little plants, experiencing the joy and satisfaction of growing their own fresh and nutritious food.

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Frequently asked questions about why grow microgreens at home

What nutrients do microgreens contain?

Most microgreens have higher levels of vitamin c, beta-carotene, iron and potassium than their adult counterparts. In addition, microgreens contain secondary plant compounds, antioxidants and enzymes.

These nutrients make microgreens a perfect food supplement for athletes, people with weakened immune systems or vegetarians and vegans.

What is the difference between microgreens and sprouts?

Many people think microgreens and sprouts are the same thing, but they are not. Of course, they both have something in common, but there are also many differences.

Sprouts are seedlings from seeds that have not yet developed roots and have not yet completed photosynthesis. Sprouts, on the other hand, are plants that have already developed roots and are therefore larger than shoots.

Microgreens are small-leafed plantlets that are usually used as toppings for soups, salads, or other dishes. They have a very intense flavor and often also a special color. While sprouts are often eaten at a very early germination time, microgreens have more time to grow and more time to develop nutrients and flavor. For this to succeed, microgreens need either soil or a corresponding mat of flow from which the nutrients can be drawn, as well as water and sunlight, of course. Microgreens are then harvested a little later after about 5-7 days and eaten without the root. The flavor of microgreens is much more intense than sprouts, and the nutrient content is many times higher.

Are there any optimal indoor temperatures to grow microgreens at home?

Depending on the type of microgreens, the optimal temperature for growth is between 15 and 22 °C (60 - 75 °F). Microgreens love an even temperature, that's when they develop fastest. At higher temperatures, bacteria and fungus can flourish while your seedlings dry out faster. At lower temperatures, the plants can absorb less water and develop more slowly, and you could have problems with mold.

What is the ideal daily light exposure for the microgreens?

For optimal microgreen growth, your ingarden has a built-in timer that provides your microgreens with 12 hours of light, as this allows an optimal balance between photosynthesis and rest for your microgreens.

Are all ingarden microgreens certified organic and free from genetic engineering?

The microgreens from ingarden are organically grown and free from pesticides, herbicides and genetic engineering. All our microgreens come exclusively from trustworthy sources and have a guaranteed germination rate of 95%.

Can I replace vegetables with microgreens?

Microgreens are young, tender plants grown from seeds and typically harvested within 1-2 weeks. Although they are small, they are packed with nutrients and have an intense aroma and flavor.

It is possible to incorporate microgreens into a balanced diet, but it is unlikely that they can replace an adequate amount of vegetables.

Vegetables provide many nutrients, including fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that are important for health. While microgreens contain some of these nutrients in higher concentrations than mature plants, they typically lack fiber and a broader nutrient profile.

If you want to replace vegetables with microgreens, you should make sure to use a variety of types to ensure that you get a broader nutrient profile. It is also important to incorporate other sources of fiber, such as whole grains, legumes, and fruits, into your diet.

Overall, microgreens can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet, but they should not be used as a substitute for vegetables.

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