Micro Index

1. Amaranth

Amaranth was cultivated by Aztecs and other cultures from tropical
climates. It is actually an ancient kind of grain used in India. Very easy
to digest, Amaranth microgreens are available in different colors, from
light green to pink or dark red. They are fragile shoots that enhances
beautifully any meal with color and a light sweet taste. Amaranth
contains high complete protein amounts with vital amino acids, in
contrast with other protein sources. Amaranth is gluten-free. Amaranth
microgreens also contain vitamin A, C, E, folate, iron, magnesium,
phosphorus, potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, amino acids,
antioxidants, minerals and essential lysine.

Flavor Profile:

Amaranth microgreens have a mild, earthy flavor that complements both sweet and savory
dishes, and they are commonly used as a garnish.


HEALTH BENEFITS

• Antioxidant
• Activates digestion
• Helps in cancer treatment
• Boosts the immune system
• Helps in treatment of cardiovascular disease and hypertension
• Decreases hair loss and greying
• Helps metabolize fatty acids into energy
• Protects from Osteoporosis
• Works as an appetite suppressant
• Improves eyesight
• Improves recovery from illness



2. Arugula

Considered as one of the most useful and healthiest natural
superfood, this plant adds a health supplement to a variety of
menus. Arugula is also known as rocket. The arugula microgreen is
flavorful with a peppery taste. The leaf is similar to the oak leaf. It is
a great source of folic acid, iron, copper and a variety of minerals
and vitamins A, C and K.

Flavor Profile:

Arugula microgreens develop a crisp, green, and has an initial nutty flavor with a hint of
sweetness that fades into a peppery, earthy, and pungent bite.


HEALTH BENEFITS


• Boost for bone and brain health
• Detoxifying food
• Reduce risk of cancer
• Boosts healthy bones
• Antioxidant
• Improves eyesight
• Good for healthy skin
• Improves mineral absorption
• Activates the immune system
• Beneficial for weight management
• Natural aphrodisiac
• Lowers blood pressure
• Protects the aging brain and cognitive decline
• Reduces the amount of oxygen needed during exercise &
   enhances athletic performance
• Helps keep body hydrated

3. Beet

Beets are from the same family as chard and spinach. Beets have so
many benefits that it would be a shame not to incorporate them to your
daily food diet. Beets provide a well-being sensation while reducing
stress. Beets micro-greens have a slight sweet flavor and bring a
colorful touch with its bright red stem and the contrasting darker green
leaves. Beets are low in fat, rich in fiber, iron, nitrate, folic acid,
minerals, and vitamins. Beets are also charged with powerful
antioxidants. Promotes muscle oxygenation while exercising, which has
the potential to reduce fatigue and raise the energy level and increase
tolerance to endurance training. The pectin contained in beets help
remove toxins and heavy metals from the body.

Flavor profile:

Beet microgreens are crisp and tender with a sweet, earthy, nutty, and beet-like flavor similar
to spinach.


HEALTH BENEFITS

•Detoxifying and healing power
•Anti-stress
• Helps de-grease the body
• Powerful antioxidant
• Increases immune function
• Help protects against heart disease
• Slows aging
•Contributes in DNA repair and protection
•Alleviates cardiovascular disease
• Helps protect from Alzheimer
• Helps protect from Osteoporosis
• Stroke prevention
• Reduces risk of Type II diabetes
• Reduces frequency of migraine Headaches
•Alleviates premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Prevention of epileptic seizures
• Prevents alopecia (spot baldness)
•Alleviates Hypertension

4. Broccoli

The Broccoli Raab micro-green adds a coarsely flavor to your meal.
It is composed of smalls light green delicate leaves over a white
stem. Contains soluble fibers, indole-3-carbonol (I3C), folate, sulfur,
and a wide variety of minerals and vitamins C, K.

Flavor Profile:

Broccoli microgreens the flavor of micro broccoli is understated, mild, peppery and subtly
sweet.


HEALTH BENEFITS

Detox and heals
• Antioxidant
• Increases protection from bacterial and viral infections
• Reduces cancer risk
• Protects against heart diseases
• Regulation of blood sugar and insulin dependence
• Prevents both hyper and hypoglycemia
• Slows progression of AIDS
• Slows aging
• Contribute in DNA Repair and protection
• Protects against dementia
• Alleviates cardiovascular disease
• Alleviates hypertension
• Improves eyesight
• Protects from Alzheimer
• Protects from Osteoporosis
• Helps in strike prevention
• Reduces risk of Type II diabetes
• Lowers frequency of migraine headaches
• Helps in preventing Epileptic seizures
• Prevents spot baldness
• Alleviates inflammation
• Minimizes premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

5. Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a nutrient-packed, gluten-free colorful microgreen. It is consumed
in Asian countries for centuries and is now becoming increasingly popular due 
to its many health benefits. Despite its name, Buckwheat is not related to wheat,
it’s a fruit seed that’s related to rhubarb and sorrel.

It is high in fiber, and studies have shown that it helps slow down the rate of
glucose absorption after a meal, making it a healthy choice for people with 
diabetes. Buckwheat is also high in manganese, magnesium, copper, and zinc, 
which are great for the immune system. It also contains all eight essential amino
acids, including lysine, which plays a key role in collagen production and is 
not produced by the human body.

Flavor Profile:

Buckwheat microgreens have a tangy, lettuce-like taste, that is slightly sour.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Helps to reduce risk of anemia
• Protects against asthma
• Improves bone and teeth health
• Best source of high-quality, easily digestible proteins
• Reduces risk of developing gallstones
• Helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases
• Aids in preventing and managing diabetes
• Preserves skin elasticity Reduces risk of breast cancer & colon cancer
• Aids in lowering levels of LDL cholesterol in blood

6. Cabbage

Cabbage is widely used worldwide but frequently unknown. Its health benefits 
are incredible. Cabbage is an abundant source of vitamin C. It is actually 
richer in vitamin C than oranges. It is one of the best antioxidant and it
help reduce free radicals in our body that one of the fundamental causes 
of premature aging. One study performed on Chinese women, showed a 
significant reduction of breast cancer when cruciferous vegetables like 
cabbage were added to their diet.

Cabbage microgreen is packed with so many beneficial minerals, vitamins (C, K)
minerals and other nutrients. It is rich in fiber, beta-carotene, calcium,
magnesium, potassium, iodine, and sulfur. It also has a number of anti-cancer
compounds which are known to stimulate enzymes activity and inhibit the growth
of tumors. 

Flavor Profile:

Cabbage microgreens is crisp and tender with a fresh, green, and earthy, peppery flavor.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Detoxifies blood
• Contributes to remove toxins
• Provides relief from pain
• Promotes good eye health
• Help reduce risk of cancer and ulcer
• Inhibit growth of cancer cells
• Beneficial for weight management
• Reduces the effects and presence of Alzeimer’s
• Helps keep bones healthy
• Help prevent osteoporosis
• Controls blood pressure
• Good remedy for constipation
• Improves digestion
• Activates the healing process for wounds and damaged tissues.
• Regulates the proper functioning of nervous system
• Has anti-inflammatory properties

7. Carrot

Carrots, botanically classified as Daucus carota subs. sativus, are
slender, edible, underground taproots that grow frilly leaves in a rosette
pattern and belong to the Apiaceae family along with celery, parsnips,
and parsley. Labeled as a root vegetable, there are many different
varieties of Carrots found in a wide array of colors that are harvested at
multiple stages of maturity for commercial sale. Carrots have been
cultivated since ancient times and were deeply rooted in the diets and
traditional medicine of Asian and European cultures. Despite our
familiarity today with the bright orange variety, orange carrots did not
arrive into the commercial marketplace until the 16th and 17th centuries.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which can help prevent
vision loss, vitamin C to protect the body from sickness, and fiber to
assist with digestion. The roots also contain some vitamin K, magnesium,
calcium, folate, and potassium.

Flavor Profile:

Carrot microgreens are crunchy with a sweet or bitter, earthy flavor.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Improves eyesight
• Boost immune system
• Regulates blood sugar
• Prevents macular degeneration
• Reduces risk of cancer & stroke
• Prevents heart disease
• Reduces high blood pressure
• Maintains good digestive health
• Improves skin
• Improves Kidney function
• Reduces incident of stroke

8. Collards

Collard microgreens are highly nutritious, “cabbage-like flavored” green from 
the Brassica family. They contain soluble and insoluble dietary fiber which helps
control LDL cholesterol levels and offers protection against colon cancer. 
Collards are rich sources of phytonutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, 
such as Di-indolyl-methane (DIM) and Sulforaphane. Both have proven benefits 
against prostate, cervical, ovarian and breast cancers due to its cytotoxic 
effects on cancer cells. They're also very high in calcium which increases bone
density and protects against osteoporosis.

Flavor Profile:

Collards microgreens flavor is assertive, almost alkaline and true to its family,
cruciferous in nature.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Helps Prevent Cancer and Support Cancer Treatments
• Slows Down Osteoporosis
• Increases Bone Density
• Protects Against Ulcers
• Promotes Eye Health
• Protects Against Heart Disease
• Reduce Risk of Colon Polyps
• Helps DNA Synthesis 
• Protects Against Flu-Like Viral Infections
• Supports Weight Management

9. Kale

Kale is one of the leafy greens with a large nutrient density. People consider
it 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. Vitamins A, B, C, E
and K, Calcium, Iron, Elements, Antioxidants, Protein: 30-35% Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace

Flavor Profile:

Kale microgreens can sometimes be spicy, other times a bit sweet, and usually slightly
bitter. In general, Kale offers an earthy flavor with a nutty sweetness that is accentuated
when cooked.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Lowers blood pressure
• Anti Inflammatory
• Anti-viral
• Anti-depressant
• Reduces cancer effects
• Lowers cholesterol
• Bone health
• Boosts Immunity
• Strengthens eyesight
• Enhances weight loss
• Protects heart disease
• Helps blood clotting

10. Kohlrabi

This beautiful and tasty microgreen is considered a disease-fighting, 
phytochemical powerhouse! One cup of these mighty microgreens contains 
100% of your daily Vitamin C requirements. Along with Vitamin C, they 
contain a vast array of potent vitamins and minerals to support physical 
and mental health. The stems are an amazing light violet color which 
contrasts the deep green leaves.

Kohlrabi microgreens contain Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, 
Folate, Thiamin, and Calcium. Scientific studies have shown that this 
combination of vitamins and minerals have major health benefits if consumed 
daily.

Flavor Profile:

Kohlrabi microgreens is juicy and crunchy with a mild, peppery, and sweet flavor
reminiscent of broccoli, cabbage, and cucumber.

HEALTH BENEFITS
 
• Fights Cancer
• Improves Heart Health
• Decreases Risk of Diabetes
• Helps Weight Loss
• Lowers Blood Sugar
• Reduces Inflammation
• Improves Liver Function
• Improves Kidney Function

11. Mustard

Mustard is the second most popular spice that is traded around the
world. Mustard microgreens are a storehouse for many phytonutrients
that have health promotional and disease prevention
properties. Over the years, mustard has been imbued with curative
powers. Mustard microgreens are tender, succulent and spicy. Many
variety add different sharp flavors to a wide range of meals. They are
very popular in Asian mix. Eating mustard microgreens offers a
plateful of benefits.

The mustard microgreen is a good source of vitamin A, C, E, energy
and carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, folate, niacin, riboflavin,
thiamin, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium,
manganese and zinc.

Flavor Profile:

Mustard microgreens have a sharp cleansing note with accents of horseradish and
mustard.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Antioxidant
• Appetite stimulant
• Digestive aid
• Relieves congestion, good for allergies, infections or colds
• Inhibits growth of cancer cells
• Helps provide relief to rheumatic arthritis
• Reduces occurrence of migraine
• Helps prevent diseases
• Prevents cancer risk
• Assists in menopause relief
• Contributes in asthma prevention
• Slows aging
• Helps fight infections
• Stimulates hair growth and strength
• Contribute to relieve muscle pains
• Treats fever

12. Nasturtium

The name “nasturtium” comes from the Latin words for nose (nas), and tortum
(twist), Which essentially translates to “twisted nose.” Many believe it was named
for the reaction on a person’s face after biting into the peppery, bittersweet
leaves. In addition, a unique trait of Nasturtium leaves is that they are
superhydrophobic, meaning the leaves contain waxy nanostructures that prevent
water from absorbing through the top of the leaf. This process also cleans the leaf
because as the water drops off, it removes dirt and debris allowing the leaf to have
a clean surface to continue photosynthesis. Nasturtium leaves are an excellent
source of vitamins A, C, and D, beta-carotene, iron, manganese, and
flavonoids.Pregnant women should avoid nasturtium because it’s a very powerful
emmenagogue.

Flavor Profile:

Nasturtium microgreens have a fragrance reminiscent of mustard and have a tender,
mild, peppery, and slightly spicy taste.

HEALTH BENEFITS


• Boost the Immune System rich in vitamin C, nasturtium is a fantastic adjuvant.
• Nasturtium is rich in sulfur, which is important to the body because it helps
detoxify, bring down swelling, and protect against UV radiation.
• Fight Hay Fever
• Better Skin and Hair
• Treats sore throat, bronchitis, and various respiratory problems.
• Relieves muscle pain
• Soothes scrapes and cuts
• Calms the central nervous system

13. Pea

Peas are a powerhouse of nutrition and strong anti-oxidants. Peas
have such high-quality protein that they are now added to many
meals and commercial protein products. In taste, pea tendril
microgreens are slightly sweet, with a mild bitter aftertaste, and they
have a nutty undertone. The leaves have a texture similar to spinach,
although not as delicate. Pea tendrils add freshness and a little crunch
to dishes with rich and earthy flavors. Peas microgreens are low fat
but high everything else. They contain protein, fiber, omega-3 and
micronutrients. Rich in folate, carbohydrates, vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2,
B3, B6.

Flavor Profile:

Pea microgreens have a nutty, sweet flavor similar to that of whole peas but slightly milder.
They are often described as tasting like spring.

HEALTH BENEFITS
• Antioxidant
• Helps prevent stomach cancer
• Slows aging
• Prevents wrinkles
• Enhance the immune system
• Helps protect from Alzheimer
• Protects from Osteoporosis
• Contributes to regulate blood sugar level
• Prevents arthritis
• Reduces bad cholesterol
• Beneficial for weight management
• Helps keep bones healthy
• Relieves constipation
• Has anti-inflammatory properties

14. Radish

Radish is well known all around the world. The radish microgreens
are very nutritious and popular. Many varieties of radish are
available with different colors from ranges of red-pink-purple to
yellow and green. The radish microgreen is crispy, and its taste is
sweet and pleasantly peppery also. The radish microgreen is a good
source of vitamin C, energy and carbohydrates. It also contains zinc,
potassium, folate, manganese, copper, sodium, phosphorus, dietary
fiber, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B1 & B6, calcium, iron, magnesium
and so much more.

Flavor Profile:

Radish microgreens taste is tender and crisp with sharp, green flavors and a grassy,
lingering peppery heat.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Natural diuretic
• Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
• Detoxifying food
• Has anti-inflammatory properties
• Helps prevent lungs cancer
• Recommended in jaundice treatment
• Contributes to purifying the blood
• Beneficial for weight management
• Proven to be beneficial in urinary disorders
• Helps with constipation
• Helps cleanse the body
• Soothes the digestive system
• Relieves congestion, good for allergies, infections or colds

15. Sunflower

Sunflower microgreens offer one of the most balanced forms of a
complete plant protein around. It is one of the best food to add to your
diet for overall health and wellbeing. It has a strong stem and green
leaves. The taste is fresh and crunchy. Delicious eaten as a snack or in
any salad, sandwich, wrap or culinary creation. Sunflower
microgreens are low in calories and high in nutrition, making them
ideal for any natural and healthy fat loss program. They are a great
source of valuable nutrients including proteins, enzymes, folic acid,
selenium, lecithin, minerals, including calcium, copper, iron,
magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc as well as vitamins A, C,
Complex D and E.

Flavor Profile:

Sunflower microgreens offer a refreshing crunch and a slightly nutty flavor
with nuances of lemon and almond.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Contains lecithin which helps break down fatty acids
• Activates cells in the immune system
• Helps build skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems
• Boosts your fertility
• Aids in stress relief
• Helps eliminate accumulated cholesterol in arterial walls
• Improves regeneration of blood supply
• Revitalizes tissues
• Calms inflammation
• Activates deodorizing the body
• Natural expectorant
• Antioxidant
• Helps prevent heart disease

16. Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass may appear like a simple grass, but it is actually among
the most powerful natural detoxifying agents, since it is one of Nature’s
richest source of chlorophyll and live enzymes. In fact, it has been said
that one ounce of wheatgrass is equivalent in nutritional value to more
than 2 pounds of leafy green vegetables. From diminishing the
appetite, to reducing body odors and preventing cancer, wheatgrass
has a place in your diet. Wheatgrass contains more than 90 minerals,
including potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium as well as
essential enzymes and 19 amino acids.

Flavor Profile:

Wheatgrass microgreens has a taste that is best described as similar to a mild green tea
with a slight sweetness.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Diminishes appetite. 1 wheatgrass shot in the morning prevents
  overeating
• Stimulates circulation: apply wheatgrass juice on skin to dilate
  blood vessel
• Improves digestion
• Alleviates arthritis. Its chlorophyll fights the inflammation
• Help getting rid of bad breath and body odors
• Treats skin wounds
• Prevents tooth decay
• Cleanses the liver
• Treats sunburns
• Stabilizes blood sugar level
• Clears sinus congestion
• Contributes in regenerating skin cells
• Helps in acne treatment
• Prevents cancer
• Boost immunity
• Natural expectorant
• Antioxidant
• Helps prevent heart disease

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