It is no secret that fruits and vegetables are good for you. After all, everyone knows that your meals should always have some greens on your plate. The health benefits of greens are substantial, and the same can be said about microgreens as well. Microgreens are loaded with health benefits and should become a staple of your diet if you are seeking a healthier meal plan this year. If you are not yet sold on the idea of incorporating microgreens into your meals, keep these health benefits in mind when you prepare your next meal.
High in vitamin C
Microgreens are vegetable and herb seedlings that are extremely high in vitamin C. This is good because anything that proves to be a good source of vitamin C is important to have to keep your body healthy. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect your body from free radicals. Vitamin C is found in all kinds of microgreens, and all are extremely high in it as well. The lowest microgreen source of vitamin C was found to have almost twice the amount of vitamin C found in tomatoes. So if you find yourself needing to consume more vitamin C, then you need to make sure you eating more microgreens.
More nutritious than mature leaves
Believe it or not, microgreens have been found to be more nutritious for you than even mature leaves are. Microgreens in their young stage when measured against their more matured counterparts have been discovered to have considerably higher nutritional densities. Lettuce seedlings for example have a significantly higher antioxidant capacity and a higher concentration of phenolic compounds than their matured selves do. Even though matured greens are good for you and quite a healthy component of your diet, microgreens can be even more beneficial to both you and your body.
Another reason you should find ways to add microgreens to your diet is because they can help you reduce the risk of disease. Carotenoids are found most commonly in carrots, and are famous for helping reduce the chance that you suffer from a harmful disease such as cancer or eye disease. Microgreens though, possess even more carotenoids than carrots, which have some of the highest levels of carotenoids out there. Carrots are only really rich in one carotenoid though, beta-carotene. Meanwhile, microgreens have beta-carotene, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help you even more in trying to prevent yourself from contracting a dangerous disease.
HYDROPONIC MICROGREENS FROM BAYWATER FARMS
Baywater Farms is a sixth-generation family-owned and operated farm servicing Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware beaches, and the Eastern Shore. Baywater Farms is capable of meeting the demands of your produce distributor, restaurant produce supplier, CSA produce supplier, or wholesale produce supplier while maintaining the integrity and character of a small farm. Baywater Farms is about more than just hydroponic lettuce—we also grow heirloom beefsteak tomatoes, shishito peppers, field lettuces, custom grows, watermelon, Maryland’s own fish peppers, and more. When you work with Baywater Farms, you work with an experienced, ethical, and local farm dedicated to providing the highest-quality heirloom produce possible.