Here are our Varieties & their Benefits. . .
1) ARAGULA ROCKET
Long considered one of the healthiest and most useful natural superfoods, it adds a healthy supplement to a variety of menus. Aragula is also known as Rocket. Aragula micro-greens are flavourful with a slightly peppery twist. Its leaf resembles the oak leaf. They are a good source of folic acid, iron, copper and a variety of minerals and vitamins A, C and K.
Sunflower micro-greens are one of the most balanced complete vegetable proteins. It consists of a sturdy stem and green leaves. Its taste is fresh and crunchy. Low in calories and high in nutrients, it is an excellent source of valuable nutrients: proteins, enzymes, folic acid, selenium, lecithin, minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus , zinc as well as vitamins A, C, complex D and E.
3) RED KOHLRABI
As part of a healthy diet, kohlrabi can help improve overall metabolism and aid with weight loss. Because kohlrabi is high in calcium and magnesium, it contributes to stronger bones. In addition to other calcium-rich food sources and weight-bearing exercise, kohlrabi can be part of strengthening bone density.
4) PEA SHOOTS
Pea shoots are a great source of three chemo-protective agents: folate, antioxidants, and carotene. Folate helps produce and maintain cells and protects against DNA damage. Antioxidants help the body fight free radical damage, commonly associated with high cancer risk.
5) BROCCOLI RAAB
Broccoli raab contains a variety of vitamins, including vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Minerals in broccoli rabe include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is also a rich source of folate which is important for healthy cell growth, making it crucial during pregnancy.
Potential health benefits of cilantro include improved heart health, decreased anxiety, lower blood sugar levels, protection against oxidative stress and more. It is also low in calories but high in antioxidants along with vitamin K and vitamin A.
7) DAIKON RADISH
Radishes are among the most nutritionally loaded low-calorie vegetables. They provide high levels of vitamin C and also contain the active enzyme myrosinase. Daikon has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and diuretic properties.
Mustard greens are rich in vitamin A, C and K which promote positive eye and heart health, anti-cancerous and possess immune-boosting properties. They are believed to further provide positive benefit from with health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and even certain types of cancer. The Mustard varieties we have are Red Giant, Green, Black and Chinese.
9) MIZUNA RED FRILLS
Fresh Mizuna leaves are an excellent sources of vitamin-C. Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful natural antioxidant that offers protection against free radical injury and flu-like viral infections. Mizuna leaves are also incredible sources of vitamin-A
10) CRIMSON CLOVER
A great option for adding to your desserts. It has a mild, slightly nutty flavour. Crimson clover contains many different minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamins (e.g. A, B, C and E), and in addition it is very high in protein and chlorophyll.
11) ROSE RADISH
This variety has a wonderful delicate taste, not as strong as Daikon Radish. It really is beautiful with its soft rose coloured stems. It contains large amounts of protein, vitamin A, B1, B2, C, E and K. When compared to green radishes the pink variety contains 4 times more magnesium, is rich in iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc. Vitamin C allows for better absorption of iron and calcium. The protein content is 30-35%.
Contain protein, vitamins E, A, K, B6, and C; as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, and even potassium. That adds up to a lot of benefits: Anti-Inflammatory & anti-bacterial
Wheatgrass is an excellent source of many different vitamins and minerals. It is especially high in vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium and amino acids. Perfect as a shot (drink) in the mornings to start your day the 'right' way.
Micro Red Amaranth greens are very small in size, averaging 5-7cm in length and have a central stem connected to 2-4 elliptic shaped leaves. The smooth leaves are a blend of deep burgundy mixed with dark green hues and are attached to a thin stem that is a vibrant fuchsia. Micro Red Amaranth greens are crisp, tender, and have a mild and sweet, earthy flavour reminiscent of mustard but with much less spice and a delicate grassy finish. Red Amaranth greens contain potassium, vitamins C, K, and E, zinc, manganese, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, and copper.
15) RAMBO RADISH - This variety has a wonderful taste, a little stronger than Rose Radish. It really is beautiful with its deep purple/ green coloured stems. It contains large amounts of protein, vitamin A, B1, B2, C, E and K. When compared to green radishes the pink/ purple varieties contain 4 times more magnesium, is rich in iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc. Vitamin C allows for better absorption of iron and calcium. The protein content is 30-35%.
16) PAK CHOI - If you enjoy Asian cuisine then this microgreen is great for you, they are highly nutritious. Pak Choi have a unique flavour, mild but at the same time a bit nutty, and also little bit sweet. It is a great source of vitamins B2, B6, C, A, K, beta carotene, folic acid, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, thiamin, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
17) BORAGE - These Microgreens have a fresh cucumber taste and we think pair perfectly with all kinds of fish dishes. They a great source of vitamins C to strengthen the immune system, vitamin K to assist in faster wound healing, and folic acid to support genetic material development. Borage also contain lower amounts of fiber to stimulate the digestive tract.
18) NASTURTIUMS - These microgreens have a spicy flavour and are delicious in many recipes, including infused as a therapeutic tea. They're often described as having a peppery, mustard, and even wasabi-like flavour. These superfoods have giant leaves and beautiful multi-coloured stems ranging in shades from light pink to bright yellow. The variety we grow is 'Empress of India', which don’t grow too big and have a beautiful bright green leaf. Vitamin C in nasturtium microgreens is a natural antioxidant that aids in the prevention of illnesses and diseases by strengthening our immune system. Nasturtiums contain some vitamins and minerals that are also beneficial for the immune system. These vitamins and minerals include B vitamins, iron, phosphorus, calcium, and chromium.
19) SHISO - We have both Green and Purple Shiso varieties. These microgreens also contain large amounts of Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Potassium and antioxidants. In Chinese medicine, shiso has been used to make tea and is believed to help reduce inflammation and symptoms associated with the common cold such as a cough and chest congestion. Shiso is also a natural antiseptic. Please note we are currently not growing purple or green shiso due to difficulty with the quality of the seed that we have available to us.
20) PARSLEY - Parsley is credited with all kinds of benefits, including relaxation of smooth muscle tissue (especially important to asthmatics), maintaining good vision (it contains lutein and zeaxanthin), and promoting good circulation and heart health. They are not only tasty, but they are also a great source of vitamins A. C and K, minerals, and antioxidants. They are known to hold fiber, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
21) ONION (NEW for 2023) - Onion microgreens are very versatile and can be paired with many dishes. These microgreens contain Vitamins, A, B, C and E, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and amino acids to your diet. Onion micro greens greens grow long and thin similar to chives, and so give a lovely look and texture to dishes.
22) RED CABBAGE (NEW for 2023) - Cabbage microgreen leaves, according to a recent study, contain 40 times the nutrient level of their mature counterpart and red cabbage microgreens even more. Red cabbage is beneficial in helping the body get rid of bad cholesterol which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. They can give your immune system a real boost, and contain a high concentration of vitamins A, C, K, B6, and antioxidants
23) FENUGREEK (NEW for 2023) - Help to controls diabetes, relieves constipation, lowers cholesterol levels, lowers the risk of heart ailments by lowering cholesterol levels and is good for lactating mothers. It also reduces menstrual discomfort. Their flavour is sweet yet bitter. Fenugreek microgreens are a good source of fibre and complex carbohydrates, thereby, aiding in digestive disorders, heart health, menstrual health, and regulating cholesterol levels.
24) BASIL (NEW for 2023) - The great thing about Micro Basil is that we can grow it all year round, so fresh greens is always a bonus. Basil contains protein, vitamins E, A, K, B6, and C; as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, and even potassium. That adds up to a lot of benefits: anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial. For chefs : please note Basil takes 21-30 days to grow.
25) LUPINE (LATEST) - With their high levels of vitamin A and beta-carotene, lupine micros are great for bolstering your health. Their leaves contain sulforaphane – one of nature's most powerful anti-cancer agents.
26) MILK THISTLE (LATEST) - Similar to Micro Lupin, Milk Thistle’s leaf is more succulent in texture and has a mild slight sweet flavour which makes them a versatile ingredient for a variety of meals. Milk thistle is often promoted for its liver-protecting effects - damage due to conditions like alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty live disease, hepatitis and even liver cancer. Milk thistle has been used as a traditional remedy for neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease for over two thousand years. Milk thistle is a useful complementary therapy to help manage type 2 diabetes. Milks thistle also helps to restores the health of the kidneys, gallbladder, acting as a powerful source of antioxidants. It helps with dysbacteriosis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, inflammation of the spleen, food poisoning, hemorrhoids, etc.
27) LEMON BALM (LATEST) - Lemon Balm has a wonderful citrus aroma & flavour and is often diffused into a tea, often sipped to ease digestive issues and menstrual cramps. Because microgreens have a higher concentration of nutrients than their mature counterparts, you'll find lemon balm microgreens teas to be just as soothing. This microgreen can also help regulate blood pressure and boost heart health. For chefs : please note Lemon Balm takes 21-30 days to grow.
This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician/ nutritionist.
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