Pea Pea Microgreens
Grower: Good Shepherd Farm
Price: $5.00 ( 1 container)
%> Available (Exact): 2

About Pea Microgreens: Grown from non-GMO seeds of any pea variety, our pea microgreens are tiny pea shoots. We typically pluck the tender shoots the morning of delivery day to deliver you the goodness of fresh microgreens. These make an excellent salad when stir-fried quickly with some garlic, soy sauce and (optionally) ginger. Also, these traditionally are rich source of proteins. Pea Shoots Health Benefits -Helps protect vision -Fight cancer and diabetes Pea-shoots are rich source of vitamins A, B, C and E. Calcium and Chlorophyll are also important ingredients of pea-shoots. These shoots are also a rich reservoir of Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Amino Acids Protein content: 20-25% Flavor These shoots are mildly pea-flavored and serve as an excellent ingredient for salads and other complementary recipes. What are Microgreens? Microgreens are essentially seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. These pretty little things are also, though miniscule in size, concentrated in nutrients. Studies have shown that microgreens are loaded with nutrients, such vitamins, C, E, and K, lutein, and beta-carotene, 40 fold than the mature leaves of the same plants. Microgreens have intense and unique flavors.There doesn't need to be much convincing for you to want to eat them; microgreens are absolutely delicious. Just like how they're concentrated in nutrients, they're also packed with intense flavors, featuring complex flavor profiles. Microgreens can also provide a nice textural contrast. Add a few microgreens to that dish, and your food can go a long way. How to use microgreens Microgreens don't only add color to your dishes as a garnish, but they're also great in juices, smoothies, salads, sandwiches and more. Benefits of Microgreens 1. High in Nutrients Microgreens are much more nutrient-dense foods than their fully mature counterparts. This is because they take all of the important vitamins and minerals found in the mature plant and manage to cram them into a much smaller package. Most vegetables provide a diverse array of nutrients. The microgreen versions of these vegetables boast just as varied a nutrient profile and can help boost your vitamin and mineral intake quickly and easily. In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, microgreens contained between four to 40 times more nutrients by weight than their fully grown counterparts. This means that including just a few servings of microgreens into your diet alongside plenty of other fruits and vegetables can ensure that you’re getting the nutrients you need to maintain optimal health. 2. Contain Polyphenols Polyphenols are important natural chemicals that are found in many foods and contain powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help prevent the buildup of harmful free radicals, which are highly reactive compounds that form in the body and can cause damage to cells as well as chronic disease. Polyphenols have been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Most vegetables are high in health-promoting polyphenols. Some studies have also found that the microgreen versions of these vegetables are similarly high in polyphenols. 3. Improve Heart Health Some studies have also found that including microgreens in your diet could help decrease certain heart disease risk factors. Coupled with a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and regular physical activity, incorporating a serving or two of microgreens into your day could help keep your heart strong and healthy.