Current studies show that microgreens have up to forty times the nutrition than mature vegetables. Some even more like broccoli and red acre cabbage.
Consuming fresh harvested local microgreens will improve your immune system and disease resistance while making a huge impact on the environment.
A, B, C, D, E, K, and U
Beta carotene, lutein (cilantro)
Amino-acids, Beta-carotenes, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Omega-3, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Sellenium, Sulphorophane, Zinc
Anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, reverse diabetes, neuroprotective; lower risk of Alzheimer's, reduce risk of heart disease, reduce cholesterol, skin, eyes. Benefits also include a smaller carbon footprint to produce the nutritional equivalent from farm to table. Suphoraphane an antioxidant known to be antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-aging, anti-diabetic, and neuroprotective is found in abundance. One ounce of cruciferous microgreens contains the same amount of sulphoraphane found in 1.5 lbs of broccoli.
Polyphenols which are beneficial compounds support digestion, brain function, blood sugar levels, weight management, fight off cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disease and protect against blood clots.
Most familiar sources include extra virgin olive oil.
Others include certain spices, dark chocolate, beans and nuts.
Conservation is at the top of the list for most of us. Saving time and money is something we can all appreciate. Both are two main reasons for starting Desert Micro. From planting to delivery, every aspect of this business is about saving water, using less inputs as well as fossil fuels while bringing a magnitude of flavor and health.
We use around sixty gallons per day to bring upward of one hundred and twenty pounds of nutrient dense superfood to the local market.
This is the equivalent nutritional value of more than a thousand pounds of raw fully grown vegetables. That’s an amazing achievement for conservation efforts. Especially in the high desert.