Broccoli Microgreens are delicious with an impressive nutritional profile. Health benefits of Broccoli Microgreens are staggering. These Microgreens have twice as much vitamin C as Spinach and as much as Lemons, therefore being an excellent support to our immune system. Broccoli Microgreens are also loaded with antioxidant and anticancer compounds. Recent research has shown that Broccoli Microgreens contains sulforaphane, a substance which could protect us against the risk of cancer occurring, and reduce the severity of cancers that do occur.
Broccoli Microgreens are also very high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps keep your eyes healthy and wards off glaucoma and other potential eye degenerative diseases. It also helps to promote healthy skin, breaks down urinary stones (a big issue with the summer heat and dehydration) and maintains healthy bones and teeth.
Broccoli Microgreens can be eaten raw, stir-fried or steamed. They look decorative in salads or piled on top of sandwich fillings like chicken or egg salad or in burgers. A dash of a low-calorie mayonnaise or a light vinegar dressing of your choice makes them truly delicious.
You will not lose the nutrient content by steaming your Microgreens. You will best preserve the nutrients, though, if you do not cook the Microgreens for too long. If using the Microgreens in a stir-fry, cook the micros over a very low heat and don’t let them cook for more than a few minutes.
A study at Johns Hopkins University concluded that Broccoli Microgreens have up to 50 time more phytonutrients as the mature Broccoli head. The short growing cycle of the Microgreens provides health conscious consumers with a fast easy way to enjoy fresh and nutritious vegetables that are loaded with a healthy array of phytonutrients and vitamins.