Micro-greens are young vegetable greens that fall between sprouts and baby leaf vegetables. Each stem has two baby leaves with concentrated nutrients and an intensified aromatic flavour. OMG grows multiple types of Micro-greens that come in different colours and textures; the varieties are superfoods, rich in antioxidants, iron, zinc, magnesium, etc.
OMG's micro-greens are grown with a lot of love and care. They can be used as a garnish with your meals or eaten just as is.
Micro-greens are different from sprouts mainly because of the time it takes for the harvest action process. Sprouts are harvested for 3-5 days, meaning that their only energy source is from the cotyledon.
The harvest action process for micro-greens lasts anywhere between 7-14 days, which gives them enough time to absorb the nutrients from light (during the photosynthesis cycle), and soil. This leads to a plethora of phytonutrients like carotenoids and α-tocopherol (Vitamin E), which help in maintaining good health and well-being.
Micro-greens are the first two true leaves packed with concentrated nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants compared to their mature plants. Adding microgreens to your diet is a sustainable and healthy option because:
They quickly grow, with a cycle of 7-21 days.
Microgreens are filled with phytonutrients and antioxidants, making them a good source of Vitamins E, C, and K.
Many varieties of micro-greens are loaded with Beta-Carotene, a forerunner of Vitamin A, making it beneficial for your overall health, including immunity and vision.
Microgreens also add a lot of flavour and colour to your meals.
At OMG, we offer a plethora of micro greens. Having carefully worked on microgreens, we are proud to say that we have mastered the art of growing multiple greens.
Sunflower seeds have been associated with a lower risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Sunflower seeds contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that can help to strengthen your immune system.
Mustard has a lot of protein, fibre, vitamin C, and B-complex vitamins. Mustard has several health benefits for the body, including relief from muscular pains, ringworm, and respiratory problems, as well as aiding in treating cancer and diabetes.
Antioxidants and minerals like calcium and potassium abound in radishes. These nutrients work together just to lower blood and lower your risk of heart disease. The radish is also high in natural nitrates, which help to increase blood flow.
4. Pea Shoots
Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid are all higher in peas. Potassium is abundant in peas. Pea shoots contain 51% fewer carbs than peas. Pea shoots have 57% fewer calories than peas.
Chia seeds contain quercetin, an antioxidant that can help you avoid various illnesses, including heart disease. The seeds are also high in fibre, which can help to lower blood pressure and, as a result, minimise your risk of heart disease. Chia seeds are a good source of fibre.
Dill, which is high in antioxidants and an excellent source of vitamins C, magnesium, and A, may offer a number of health benefits, including protection against heart disease and cancer.
Cilantro has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and seizure severity, as well as increase energy and promote healthy hair and skin.
Lowering blood sugar levels, raising testosterone, and increasing milk production in breastfeeding women are all benefits of fenugreek. Fenugreek may also aid appetite control, cholesterol reduction, and inflammation reduction, although more research is needed in these areas.
10. Garden Cress
Garden cress, both its leaves and seeds, may be beneficial to your health. It contains vital minerals such as vitamins A, C, and K, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, and is low in calories. As a result, this little herb may help with immunity, disease prevention, weight loss, organ function, inflammation, heart health, and diabetes, among other things.
Corn is high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects cells from harm and helps prevent cancer and heart disease. Yellow raise is high in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are suitable for eye health and can help prevent cataracts by preventing lens damage.
12. Amaranthus (Green)
Mustard has a lot of protein, fibre, vitamin C, and B-complex vitamins. Mustard has several health benefits for the body, including relief from muscular pains, ringworm, and respiratory problems, as well as aiding in the treatment of cancer and diabetes.
13. Amaranthus (Red)
Gallic acid and vanillic acid, among other antioxidants, are abundant in amaranth. Antioxidants aid in the battle against free radicals, which are harmful consequences of regular cellular activity, and can help with everything from ageing to heart disease.
Turnips have glucosinolates -- plant-based chemicals that may help prevent cancer, from breast to prostate. Turnips are rich in the antioxidant lutein.
Folate (vitamin B9) is abundant in beets, which aids cell growth and function. Folate is essential for preventing blood vessel damage, which can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Beets are naturally high in nitrates, which the body converts to nitric oxide.
Carrots have fibre that can help keep blood sugar levels in check. They're also high in vitamin A and beta-carotene, both of which have been linked to a reduced risk of diabetes. They have the ability to strengthen your bones. Carrots are high in calcium and vitamin K, which benefit bone health.
Kale is a nutrient-dense, green, leafy, cruciferous vegetable. It could have a variety of health benefits for the entire body.