A microgreen is any herb or vegetable with edible leaves that are harvested just when the first set of true leaves starts to sprout.
This stage is scientifically known as the cotyledon growth stage, which is that part where a plant has germinated and sprouted but is not yet fully developed.
They have high nutrients concentration packed in their little leaves.
Leafy- greens are a good source of beta-carotene, iron, and calcium.
Can be used to garnish foods.
2. Collard greens( Sukuma wiki)
Collard greens are rich in vitamin K and A.
These vitamins are crucial for maintaining strong bones, inhibiting neuron damage, protecting mucous membranes and for sharp eyesight.
They provide the required daily vitamin C intake, contains folate, manganese, and calcium that your body needs for optimum performances.
It contains iron, vitamin B6, magnesium and riboflavin.
They can lower cholesterol levels better than other greens such as kale, broccoli or mustard greens.
Able to bind bile acids and hence make it easier to expel them from the body.
Contains vitamin such as A, C, K, E and B6
It is also rich in folate, iron, copper, protein, calcium, and fiber.
Contains traces of chromium, a mineral that improves the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream to the cells.
It contains a detoxifying compound, proven to break-down carcinogenic substances and free radicals.
Combats cancers such as breast, bone, colon and lung cancer.
Just a, by the way, it makes your pees smell.
A cup of spinach contains tremendous amounts of vitamins K and A.
Contains a high percentage of daily recommendations of other vitamins and minerals such as manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamins B2 and B6, E and C, calcium and potassium.
The calcium helps in bone strengthening.
Vitamins A and C together with fiber and folic acid prevent some cancers such as that of the colon.
Spinach is also great for your skin
5. Kale(Leaf cabbage)
Kale is described as a superfood. Has more than enough vitamin K required and a daily recommendation of vitamin A and vitamin C.
It contains nutrients which help to repair broken DNA cells as well as slowing the progression of cancer cells.
Kale protects you from prostate and colon cancers.
It’s iron content and calcium can be compared to those in beef. Kale also acts as a great defense against arthritis and numerous autoimmune complications.
Contains a wide range of nutrients that help improve digestion, the immune and cardiovascular system.
It contains lots of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium.
Contains more protein than most other vegetables.
Steaming broccoli has more benefits than eating it raw.
Helps lower cholesterol by binding bile acids in the stomach making it easy to excrete them from the body.
Contains high nitrate levels which have been shown to lower blood pressure, enhance athlete performance and reduce the amount of oxygen required during a workout.
Can help reduce the progression of cancer cells.
Low in calorie content hence a good option for weight reduction
It is a great source of protein for vegetarians.
It has detoxification properties and also improves digestion.
Promotes a quicker recovery after exercise.
A good detox
Help improve digestion
Lower bad cholesterol and also help maintain healthy blood sugar.
10. Barley grass
Barley grass juice helps get rid of the bad cholesterol in your body.