Growing Microgreens & their Benefits


Growing Microgreens & their Benefits

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When growing Microgreens here at AuSome GrowSome we use a Hydroponics System.  By using a hydroponics system; it means less pests & diseases, no need for pesticides, less water use, less fertiliser usage, complete control, space saving efficiency & the greens can grow all year round.  For more information on our hydroponics system click here and if you are interested in the technology behind our hydroponics system, click here.

Microgreens are young vegetable greens and are classed as a ‘superfood,’ and are sometimes called ‘vegetable confetti’ due to the various vibrant shades of colour which they come in.  They contain high levels of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. They have an intense flavour (and a lot of people who have never tried microgreens before, do not really how the addition of a few can make a salad so tasty and flavourful) which makes them perfect to adding to fine dining dishes in restaurants.  Many people also don’t realise that they have a much higher concentrated nutrient content than ordinary vegetables which makes them perfect for those into healthy eating.  Some research has even shown that nutrient levels in microgreens can be up to nine times higher than those found in mature greens.

A recent article in Bicycling in February 2022 discussed how according to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, ‘some microgreens could contain four to six times more vitamins and antioxidants than their grownup counterparts.’  To read the full article, click here.

A 2020 study published in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis found that microgreens are rich sources of the antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E — which is used by your body to support the immune system.  In addition, according to a 2018 review published in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, most microgreens are an excellent source of beta-carotene.

The list goes on and you can find lots of amazing out there on the Internet on microgreens and the benefits of microgreens. 

Ausome Growsome is a hydroponics-based centre which grows green produce and provides training opportunities for marginalised individuals. It aims to address both business and social issues through 1) sustainable cultivation of green produce through hydroponics all year round, 2) provide training and employment opportunities to young adults on the autism spectrum and associated difficulties and 3) provide a farm to fork solution to reduce the food miles and thus creating a positive environmental impact.”

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Growing Microgreens & the Benefits of Microgreens | Ausome Growsome 2022 

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