Microgreens, in addition to their strong flavors, are also lauded for their health benefits, which can vary depending on the type of microgreen. (MORE)
Evergarden is unable to independently verify nutritional and health benefits. However, we believe that microgreens are a valuable nutritional supplement; we grow them with pride; and we eat them ourselves.
Some of the most popular types of microgreens include: Arugula; Chives; Mizuna; Chard; Cabbage; Beets; Cilantro; Mint; Garden Cress; Sunflower; Kale; Parsley; Dill; Orach; Carrots; Celery; Basil; Chia; Mustard; Fennel; Amaranth; Radish (several varieties); Watercress.
According to the website DrAxe.com (2017) the following are the ten "best" or most popular microgreens.
- Chives √
- These flavorful tidbits enhance any dish.
- Broccoli √
- Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, are super nutrient-dense foods and can supplement your diet with tons of vitamins, minerals and health benefits.
- Radish √
- Numerous varieties are available, each with a unique flavor.
- There are numerous benefits of sunflower microgreens, including their rich nutrient content. They are especially high in zinc, folate and vitamin E.
- Mizuna √
- As a popular ingredient in many microgreen mixes, mizuna has a mild taste and can be easily incorporated into a variety of dishes.
- Beets √
- The vibrant red and purple stems of beet microgreens can brighten up just about any dish and make a great garnish.
- Kale √
- This superfood is brimming with vitamin C, an essential nutrient that can help boost immunity and help keep you healthy.
- Basil √
- Full of flavor, this herb is great for bumping up the taste of everything from pasta dishes to salads.
- Chia √
- With plenty of protein, healthy fats and fiber, chia is packed with nutrients and is one of the healthiest microgreens available.
- Garden Cress √
- This microgreen is incredibly versatile and is an excellent way to spice up sandwiches, soups and salads.
- Items marked by √ are available through Garden of Eden Urban Farming or its affiliates.
Mix them to create a small, flavorful, colorful and delicately textured salad, or use only one or two varieties to give a plate a final touch. Evergarden strives to make these dietary, nutritional and flavorful "superfoods" widely available in its marketing territories.