Microgreens are young seedlings of plants that are widely used for decorating the dishes and for food. They are often added to salads, soups, cocktails, smoothies, and other drinks. All young seedlings contain vitamins C, E, K, minerals and antioxidants in much larger quantities than the adult plants.
On this page you'll find out how to grow microgreens at home. There are also presented some recommendations of the cosmetologist, nutritionist and dietitian, who explains why she chooses a particular variety of young plants, and her signature recipes.
Arugula has a spicy nut mustard taste, and is an ideal addition to meat and fish dishes, salads and soups. It is rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium, normalizes blood pressure, removes toxins. This crop grows quickly, so it is excellent to be grown as microgreens.
We have in store for you:
— high-quality seeds; — a convenient tray; — a perfect substrate.
Follow the instructions, and you'll get fresh young seedlings in a week.
It took 8 days to grow the arugula microgreens, but you can also eat them earlier. .
— Arugula seedlings are rich in beta-carotene and folic acid. They are rich in vitamin C and B vitamins, nicotinic acid, but especially rich in vitamin K.
When they are consumed regularly, iron and copper from meat products are better digested, which helps increase hemoglobin and ferritin (iron reserves in the body).
The flavonoids, which are contained in this crop, strengthen blood vessels, which promotes good microcirculation of fluid in the body. This, in turn, serves as a good prevention of cellulite and reduces swelling.
Arugula has beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract, serves as nourishment for the beneficial microbiota of the intestine, thus helping reduce the risk of gaining excess weight, reduces inflammation of the elements of the skin (acne).
Cosmetologist, nutritionist, dietitian
Microgreen Salad with Avocado and Strawberries
Tear the lettuce leaves into medium-sized pieces and put them on the bottom of the salad bowl. Peel and slice the avocado into small cubes, place in the salad bowl and drizzle with lemon juice. Cut the cucumber into half rings or strips and place in the bowl as the next layer. Cut the strawberries into pieces and place in the salad bowl. Sprinkle pine nuts, chia seeds or sesame seeds and microgreens on top of the salad.
— 0.5 head iceberg lettuce or leaf lettuce; — 1 avocado; — 1 fresh cucumber; — 200 g strawberries; — 2 tablespoons arugula microgreens; — 1 tablespoon pine nuts;