The Surprising Nutritional Profile of Microgreens
"Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates
Village Greens are nutrient-dense, living microgreens ready for harvesting. Our microgreens are grown hydroponically from 100% Organic Seeds without chemicals nor fertilizers in filtered water, ensuring that your microgreens are packed with flavor and nutrition. Go to this page for Scientific Nutrition Data and links to articles on microgreens and health: Click Here.
Why are Microgreens so Nutrient-Dense?
The simple answer is that this is how nature designed them. Microgreens rely exclusively on what nature provides for them in their seeds. This is why we only use organic, untreated seeds. Some microgreens have been found to have 200 times the nutritional value of the mature plant!
Why Peas and Radishes?
Microgreen Peas and Microgreen Radishes are nutrient powerhouses. They are staples for Village Greens because they are delicious and deliver vital minerals and nutrients to provide you with exceptional nutrition and help boost your immune system. These microgreens are a superfood and will help you keep on the path of exceptional health.
Microgreen Varieties We Offer
It's difficult to enumerate all the positive qualities of Microgreen Peas. They are loaded with Vitamin C -- in fact, a single cup can equal 50% of an adult's daily RDA. Microgreen Peas contain significant Iron and are also high in protein and phytoestrogens, which have been found to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Plus, they taste fantastic, and taste has been shown to correlate with nutrient density.
The spicy Microgreen Radish is unbelievably nutrient-dense. Rich in essential amino acids and chlorophyll, radish microgreens are also loaded with minerals: iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and potassium. Let's also not forget the vitamins: A, B, C, E & K. And like all microgreens, they deliver essential fiber and roughage. Add them to your salads or drop them raw over your favorite cooked dish to really spice things up and turbo boost your cuisine.
Broccoli contains vitamins A and C, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and is a great source of the phytochemical sulforaphane, which is a sulfur-rich compound that reduces inflammation.
Mizuna is a Japanese mustard green, a leafy green vegetable high in antioxidants and several essential vitamins—especially A, C, and K. It may bolster eye, bone, and immune health—and may even have anticancer effects.
Arugula is rich in calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and magnesium. As a microgreen, adding it to salads and other dishes will add flavor as well as nutrition. It also contains iron, vitamins A and C, and folate.