Simply put, microgreens are nutritious. They contain considerably higher concentrations of vitamins and carotenoids than their mature plant counterparts. For instance, red cabbage microgreens can have 6 times the concentration of vitamin C, and up to 40 times the concentration of vitamin E, when compared to mature red cabbages. Both Vitamin C and Vitamin E are antioxidants, so they are important parts of healthy diets.
Additionally, microgreens typically have high concentrations of minerals (particularly in zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron and copper). They have proven to be good sources of food polyphenols, which are bioactive compounds that are closely associated with human health.
Since microgreens contain higher concentrations of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and other beneficial bioactive compounds, they are likely to help prevent the onset of certain diseases and health issues such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and some cancers.