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5 microgreens to include in your healthy diet

As the winter is already halfway through, we more often catch our thoughts wandering in spring. While the whiteness behind the window is beautiful, you want more sun, greenery, bird songs and flowers.

Microgreens are good helpers to bring spring inside your home even in the harshest winter cold. They will provide an extra dose of vitamins and energy and will also delight you with the juicy spring color on a plate!

Which do we recommend to try? Here are 5 that we think everyone should give a try!

1. Pea Shoots Microgreens

Undoubtedly, everyone’s favorite! Fresh Pea Shoots will give any dish a warm summer breeze, because the crunchy taste of green peas cannot be confused with anything else!

Not to mention that pea shoots contain up to 7 times more vitamin C than blueberries and they contain protein – even 3 times more than chicken egg.

For people who do not consume meat, Pea Shoots are a great alternative to intake iron, and will also be a great helper in the fight against anemia.

Although Pea Shoots have a sweet taste, they balance sugar levels in the blood and are recommended for use in maintaining type 2 diabetes.

Pea Shoots Microgreens on a boild egg sandwitch with brown toast - blog article 5 Microgreens to include in your health diet - Graudupes Latvian Family Farm

2. Sunflower microgreens

If eating sunflower seeds has also been your favorite activity at some point in your life, then Sunflower Microgreens will allow you to return to some of these memories.

These will be the ones that are especially recommended for expecting women, as they contain a lot of iron, potassium, fatty acids, B vitamins and folic acid, which are necessary for children’s full development of the nervous system.

They are also a great source of protein for those looking for new ways and alternatives to their intake.

Sunflower Microgreens salad with onions, paprika, black pepper, olive oil & balsamic vinegar - blog article 5 Microgreens to include in your healthy diet - Graudupes Latvian Family Farm

3. Radish microgreens

A real taste of spring! Radish is one of the first vegetables we can grow ourselves in the spring. But if you still have to wait a while until digging into your own garden, Radish Microgreens are a great way to enjoy this iconic spring taste already in winter.

They are identical in taste to an adult vegetable.

When radishes are used on a daily basis, the zinc, phosphorus and vitamin C they contain will help fight skin imperfections.

The already mentioned vitamin C will also help to defeat the viruses that roam around during the winter, strengthening the immune system. It should be mentioned that the result will be better if you use these little wonders in your daily diet.

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4. Broccoli Microgreens

There is no discussion here – some like it, others don’t. Although in Latvia broccoli is considered a “new vegetable” so that our perception of them would be damaged by our mother forcing us to eat them as a child, everyone’s taste buds dictate their own rules.

However, Broccoli Microgreens are those that are praised not only for their nutritional value, but also for their healing properties. Several studies abroad have been successful in investigating the effects of sulforaphane in broccoli fighting against cancer cells. Including these amazing miniatures in your daily diet can help with the treatment of other bacterial diseases.

They are delicious, beautiful and also very healthy!

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5. Mustard microgreens

Mustard Microgreens will give kick of spiciness to every dish. Added to a morning omelette, lunch salad or dinner soup – they will definitely be noticeable on the plate and in the mouth!

Filled with vitamins C, A, K and E, they will also help strengthen immunity, which is important in winter. Calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium and manganese are the minerals you will intake when eating these greens.

Regular consumption of mustard greens is known to prevent arthritis, osteoporosis, iron deficiency anemia, and is believed to protect against cardiovascular disease, asthma, colon and prostate cancer.

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Microgreens are small but powerful. Full of vitamins and minerals, they are a great addition to your daily meal.

You can also purchase any of the types of micro-greenery mentioned in the article from us in “Graudupes”!

Contact us if you want to include a little spring and a lot of vitamins in your daily routine!

Call or write on WhatsApp +371 2007 84 85


References:

https://www.globalverticalgardening.com/microgreens-1/peasmicrogreenbenefits

https://www.livestrong.com/article/524936-the-nutrition-in-sunflower-sprouts/

https://backtonaturalfarm.com/index.php/2018/11/19/sunflower-microgreens-nutrition-and-health-benefits/

https://www.globalverticalgardening.com/microgreens-1/benefitsofradishmicrogreens

https://microgreensworld.com/broccoli-microgreens-nutrition/

https://www.globalverticalgardening.com/microgreens-1/nutritional-benefits-of-broccoli-microgreens

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/broccoli-sprouts

https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/mustard-greens.html

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mustard-greens-nutrition#benefits

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