MICROGREENS! Who's heard of them? They're packed with many more vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients than the fully matured adult plants, because once a seed has sprouted, the plant has to work hard to sustain it's life and so that it can reach adulthood.🌳Therefore, a larger amount of minerals are taken up from the soil in order to maintain growth.
Each variety of plant has a different nutrient composition, so by mixing up 🔄 your microgreens, you can obtain the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. Just some of the options are aragula, basil, beetroot, cress, kale, mint, mustard and rocket. Aragula is rich in vitamins A, C and K, as well as heaps of antioxidants. Cress is an excellent source of folic acid, vitamins A, C and E, iron, calcium and protein, and kale is the richest source of vitamin K of all of the microgreens.
The greens I'm holding here were lovingly grown by @badiafarms in Dubai, using the latest hydroponics technology to grow the plants without sunlight, soil, or pesticides. Their revolutionary farming methods use up to 90 percent less water, making the process highly energy-efficient and sustainable. I spoke with their Visualisation Facilitator, John Jones, who is very passionate about the concept, and tells me "microgreens are the future of food".🤓
Mr Jones says that these miniature sprouts can be grown very easily in a diverse range of climates + are going to be a key part of sustaining our planet + it's people as we move towards a greener world. Have you tried microgreens? Are you GROWING them yourself? I want to hear!
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