Mini Plants, Major Nutrition
Microgreens are harvested between 10 and 14 days after planting, these tiny vegetables offer more nutritional value than their mature counterparts and have the highest nutrition density of all foods. At 2 Friends Farm, we grow a variety of these super foods.
Compared to their adult forms, microgreens have more vitamins and other health benefits. For example, micro-red cabbage has six times as much vitamin C, and a whopping 69 times more vitamin K, than regular red cabbage. These small sprouts are supercharged with nutrients.
Another health benefit of microgreens is their concentration of Beta-Carotene. Many microgreens contain more beta-carotene than carrots, which were the previous front runner source. Beta-Carotene is part of the family of carotenoids, which are vital to reducing health risks like cancer and many other diseases, particularly eye diseases like glaucoma. Our bodies need these essential vitamins and nutrients to survive and eating microgreens is the best way to prevent disease and stay healthy.
Microgreens, while a healthy necessity, are also incredibly stylish. Many chefs utilize them in dishes as garnishes or to add a colorful pop to mixed dishes, such as soups or salads. These tiny sprouts make an excellent edible accessory to any meal, while also providing all of these health benefits. At 2 Friends Farm, we create custom microgreen mixes that you can use in your own salads. These made to order mixes include a rainbow of different microgreens, including arugula, sunflower greens, baby kale, broccoli, amaranth, etc. These greens are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K, as well as iron, potassium, proteins, and antioxidants.
Microgreens are a key to healthy living, and at 2 Friends Farm, we grow our mini, but mighty microgreens with special care and lots of love.
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