People grow microgreens for a variety of reasons, including their unique flavor and high nutritional content. Microgreens are young vegetable or herb plants that are harvested after only a few weeks of growth, typically when they are about 1-3 inches tall.
One of the main benefits of growing microgreens is that they are packed with nutrients, often containing higher levels of vitamins and minerals than their mature counterparts. For example, studies have shown that microgreens like broccoli, radish, and cabbage can contain up to 40 times more nutrients than their mature plants.
Microgreens are also popular among home gardeners and chefs for their unique flavors and textures. They can add a fresh, crisp, and colorful touch to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. Some microgreens also have distinct flavors that can range from spicy to sweet, making them a popular ingredient in gourmet cooking.
Another reason people grow microgreens is that they are easy to grow and can be grown indoors year-round, even in small spaces like apartments. They require minimal equipment, and can be grown in trays or containers with soil or other growing mediums like coconut coir or peat moss.