Red Acre Cabbage Microgreens Health Benefits
Red Acre cabbage microgreens has so many health benefits packed into their little leaves and stems! It's been observed in studies that red acre cabbage has high concentrations of ascorbic acid, carotenoids, phylloquinone, and tocopherols (Tavani,1999). What's even more interesting is that the studies showed the concentrations of some of these antioxidants and vitamins where higher than what they found in the cabbage's mature form. What's also been observed through nutrient analysis is that cabbage microgreens has comparable or higher protein content and dietary fibre as their mature counterpart (Rani and Singh, 2021).
Obviously there is health benefits to eating both microgreens and the mature form of the vegetable. It's just encouraging for us to learn that even when the vegetable is at their microgreen growth stage, there's a lot of nutritional benefits to eating them too (especially because the microgreens are so easy to add into a ton of meals). We find Red cabbage microgreens to be so versatile in adding into our meals.
Our favourite ways to eat them include putting them in tacos, sandwiches and adding on top to any roast! We recently added cabbage microgreens to our shrimp taco recipe and it was so good (thanks to a Half Baked Harvest Recipe).
Rani, Seema, Singh Narendra.Comparative Nutrient Assessment of Raw Vegetable Crops with Microgreens: A Nutritionally Potential, Self Growing Fresh Food Supplement for Soldiers Deployed at High Altitude. International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. 2021, May;9 doi:: http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijfnd.2322.0775.9221.1
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