HAPPY GREENS

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What are Microgreens?

Microgreens are young vegetable greens that are between sprouts and baby leaf vegetables. 

They have an intense aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures.

 

Their vibrancy and delicateness bring a smile to every dish. Though small  in size, they are loaded with nutrients!

Studies have shown that microgreens are loaded with nutrients, such vitamins, C, E, and K, lutein, and beta-carotene, 40 fold than the mature leaves of the same plants.

Like its full-grown counterparts, the levels of these nutrients vary across the wide array of microgreens. Of course, mature vegetables could never be replaced, providing you with the necessary fiber that your body needs, but microgreens fill in all of the other gaps in your dietary needs.

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How to use?

 

These little powerhouses can bring an extra spark to any dish! Add them to your smoothie, salad, sandwich, soup or any dish you desire. Not only they brighten up your plate, with their colorful presence, they add a whole lot of extra nutrient for optimal health!! 

 

I personally eat microgreens every single day and I notice a lot more energy, enjoyment and nourishment in my meals. Here are a few of my favorites 

 

Environmental Benefits of Microgreens

Microgreens take only 10 to 14 days and 93-95% less time and 158-236 times less water compared to mature broccoli to have equivalent nutrients. 

 

Important note:

  • Wash before use 

  • Store in fridge 

  • Keep up to two weeks, depending on the variety `

  • Compostable Packaging 

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Why eat Happy Greens?

Microgreens are packed full of vital nutrients and vitamins, which is why they are considered a SUPERFOOD! 


What kind of Microgreens we offer and what are their unique features and benefits?

 

Broccoli 

Their crunchy, earthy taste is the perfect addition to salads, sandwiches, or any food that needs a quick nutrition boost. 10 grams of Brocolli Microgreen is just as nutricious as their mature counterparts, broccoli microgreens have an abundance of Vitamins A and C as well as iron, calcium, fiber, and more.

 

Broccoli microgreens contain appropriate amounts of vitamin C, higher Vitamin E levels than adult plants, but lower vitamin K, making them suitable for patients with impaired kidney disease. Studies have shown broccoli microgreens have up to 10 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli.

 

Studies have shown that broccoli microgreens can have up to 40 times the amount of vitamins and minerals than their mature counterparts (source). ... So this means it is basically a plant the size of a four leaf clover that has more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than a head of 

 

Kale 

Kale is one of the leafy greens with a large nutrient density and is considered a superfood. It has numerous benefits to your body including lowering bad cholesterol to reduce the risk of heart disease. Kale microgreens contain over forty times the nutrients achieved from adult kale. 

 

Sunflower 

Sunflower greens are a complete protein and are considered to be the most balanced of all the sources of essential amino acids.

 

Sunflower sprouts are a nutritional powerhouse and are packed with vitamins A, E, D, and B-complex and are rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. They are a great source of chlorophyll which helps to nourish the blood, repair cells and tissues, activate every cell in the immune system, and remove toxins from the body. 

 

Sunflower greens contain lecithin which can significantly improve memory and brain function, help to keep the liver and kidneys healthy, aid in vitamin absorption, and can bind fats and cholesterol to water so that they can be removed from the body more easily. Sunflower greens are good for reducing blood pressure, increasing the elasticity of arteries, preventing heart disease, reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system. 

 

They are also very important for helping to reduce stress damage to the body and to keep the nervous and neurological system strong and stable. Sunflower greens are known to be a great expectorant which can help to relieve congestion from the lungs and sinuses. Sunflower greens are easy and quick to grow in your own home and are an incredible way to include fresh, inexpensive, and highly nutritious greens into your diet. 

 

 

  • I grow other types that vary, like red and purple varieties of Radish, Beetroot that bring the whole rainbow spectrum to your plate. 
     

  • Any other types you would desire I grow on special request!

 

  • All organic, non-gmo seeds and soil

Brocolli and sunflower in a miso soup

Mungbean, sunflower, kale green curry 

Radish, kale and sunflower on a (veggie) burger!


Happy Smiling Health,        Helen