Let’s Talk Marvellous, Mighty Microgreens

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These young shoots are denser, than their older, larger plants, in nutrients, anti-oxidants and polyphenols, making them very tasty. It is thought that the higher concentration of these chemicals deters the plants’ normal predators, for example, snails. Ironically, it is what makes humans want to eat the Microgreens!

All Microgreens are good sources of:

🌱 Beta carotene, from which the body makes vitamin A –for eyesight, immune system and healthy skin
🌱 Carotenoids –lutein and zeathanthin –for eyesight
🌱 Vitamin C –to make collagen for blood vessel walls and joints, and to help absorb iron from the diet
🌱 Vitamin K –for blood clotting
🌱 Calcium –for healthy bones and teeth and muscle contraction
🌱 Antioxidants –mop up free radicals and so reduce risk of cancer
In addition to the nutrients listed above, each Microgreen is a good source of other nutrients:

Kale

🌱 Vitamin B6 – for metabolism and to help make melatonin – the hormone that regulates sleep
🌱 Manganese – for liver function and helps the body.
🌱 Potassium–for nerve function
🌱 Sulforophane –inhibits tumour formation
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Pea Shoots

🌱 Vitamin B9 (folic acid or folate) – helps make red blood cells, aids protein synthesis, reduces risk of neural tube defects in fetus
🌱 Protein – for growth.
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Radish

🌱 Vitamin B6 – for metabolism and to help make melatonin – the hormone that regulates sleep
🌱 Vitamin E (alpha-tocophorol) – protects cells from damage by free radicals and so may reduce risk of cancer and inflammation
🌱 Iron – to make haemoglobin which is in red blood cells and carries oxygen to your cells; also for the electron transport systems in mitochondria – the parts of cells where respiration takes place to release energy from your food
🌱 Magnesium – for nerve and muscle (including the heart) function, for immune system, phosphorus – for bones and teeth, for making the energy currency
🌱 ATP, used by the body for all metabolism
🌱 Potassium – for nerve function
🌱 Protein – a source of amino acids for growth.
🌱 Sulforophane – inhibits tumour formation.
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Coriander

🌱 Vitamin E (alpha-tocophorol) – protects cells from damage by free radicals and so may reduce risk of cancer.
🌱 Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – for carbohydrate metabolism, so you can obtain energy from the carbs you eat; helps nerve, heart and muscle function,
🌱 Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – for growth, metabolism and good health
🌱 Potassium – for nerve function
🌱 Iron – to make haemoglobin which is in
🌱 Red blood cells and carries oxygen to your cells;
🌱 Also for the electron transport systems in mitochondria – the parts of cells where respiration takes place to release energy from your food
🌱Sulforophane – inhibits tumour.
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Broccoli

🌱 Vitamin B9 (folic acid or folate) – helps make red blood cells, aids protein synthesis, reduces risk of neural tube defects in fetus
🌱 Phosphorus – for bones and teeth, for making the energy currency
🌱 ATP, used by the body for all metabolism
🌱 Selenium – for thyroid function and immune system
🌱 Sulforophane – inhibits tumour formation.
🌱 Vitamin E (alpha-tocophorol) – protects cells from damage by free radicals and so may reduce risk of cancer and inflammation
🌱 Selenium – for thyroid function and immune system.
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Rocket

🌱 Sulforophane – inhibits tumour formation.
🌱 Vitamin C –to make collagen for blood vessel walls and joints, and to help absorb iron from the diet.
🌱 Antioxidants –mop up free radicals and so reduce risk of cancer.