#HealthBytes: Microgreens that can be easily grown at homeLast updated on Feb 28, 2021, 10:30 am
Microgreens are small plants packed with nutrients and research suggests that they can have up to 9 times more nutritional value than mature greens.
Microgreens can be grown from plants like cauliflower, carrot, and spinach and can be incorporated into the daily diet through a variety of dishes.
What's more, they can be easily grown both indoors and outdoors and freshly consumed at home.
All you need: Pot, soil, compost, water, high-quality seeds
Fill a pot with soil or compost and water lightly.
Scatter some good-quality seeds on top, mist them with water, and cover the pot with a lid.
Sprinkle water every day and after a few days, when the seeds germinate, remove the lid and expose the pot to sunlight.
Continue watering the plants daily.
The greens will be ready to harvest in 8-10 days.
Make a healthy burger by adding radish microgreens
Radish microgreens are the easiest pick for beginners and can be grown throughout the year.
These greens are a rich source of zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamins B and C.
If your kids aren't great fans of the vegetable, add in the radish microgreens to their burgers.
It not only adds flavor and taste but also contains higher nutrition than the vegetable itself.
Prepare eye catchy dishes using beetroot microgreens
Add beetroot microgreens to any dish to spruce it up with color and taste.
These can be harvested within 20 days of sowing and can be grown all through the year.
Add this bundle of goodness to your pizzas, sandwiches, and salads and get a whole lot of nutrients like calcium, zinc, vitamins A, B, C, and K, and iron to name a few.
What is better than Popeye's favorite, spinach? It's microgreens
We all know about the nutritional goodness that is spinach.
Doctors suggest a regular intake of this leafy vegetable to maintain good bone health.
Needless to say, spinach is rich in several other nutrients like vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.
Make a healthy omelet loaded with spinach microgreens and eggs or prepare a healthy salad with sprouts, spinach microgreens, and a dash of lemon.