Microgreens are greens that have been harvested in their seedling stage, before they sprout into fully grown plants. Though they may seem small and adorable, the benefits of greens are that they’re packed full of the nutrients that your body needs. In comparison to fully developed plants, microgreens contain higher levels of vitamins and carotenoids.
Sprouting For Your Health
THE BENEFITS OF GREENS
The most common forms of microgreens are pea shoots and sunﬂower sprouts, which are grown and harvested in-house at The Sweet Spot. With microgreens, we also grow and harvest wheatgrass, which also contains a number of vitamins and nutrients. Everything grown and harvested in The Sweet Spot is organic and raw.
Wheatgrass is young wheat which is sprouted from wheat seeds. It contains over 90 minerals, making it an excellent source of calcium, trace minerals, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, selenium, and zinc.
It also contains essential enzymes, such as:
• Protease and amylase which both help in digestion
• Cytochrome oxidase, a very powerful antioxidant
• Transhydrogenase, known for strengthening the heart
• Lipase, a fat splitting enzyme
• Superoxide dismutase, known to lessen the effect of radiation and slow cellular aging
It also contains 19 amino acids, the building blocks of protein, making it one of the most remarkable single sources of nutrients. Wheatgrass also includes essential vitamins, such as vitamins B, C, E, and carotene (Vitamin A). When taken as a juice, or a shot as it most commonly is, it cleanses and puriﬁes the body by activating the white blood cells, which boost the body’s immune system.
Wheatgrass also contains high amounts of chlorophyll, which offers a number of benefits of greens. Chlorophyll acts as a natural cleanser for the body, as well as a blood strengthener and an energy booster. Some of the benefits of greens like wheatgrass are that it has been shown to quickly build red blood cells, normalize blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways, destroy poisonous carbon dioxide, release free oxygen, and promote higher metabolism and stimulated enzyme systems.
Pea shoots are baby pea plant leaves, which are an incredible source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, oxygen, minerals, and vitamins. Due to their ability to help alkalize your body, support your immune system, and ensure proper cell regeneration, they are one of the most common microgreens available.
The health beneﬁts of pea shoots include being high in antioxidants, providing the body with approximately 35% of the daily value of vitamin C and 15% of vitamin A daily value. The high level of antioxidants, as well as, high levels of phytonutrients, also help with inﬂammation. Pea shoots also provide excellent assistance to alkalize your body, support your immune system and ensure proper cell regeneration.
Not only are pea shoots incredibly nutrient rich, they are also the perfect microgreen to toss into a salad or as a compliment to most dishes. They have an amazing silky texture, and a fresh pea taste for a crisp and refreshing addition to your juices, snacks, or other daily meals. They are have high quality protein content, which can aid in keep blood sugar levels even and reducing food cravings.
The six most common health beneﬁts of greens like pea shoots are:
• Cancer prevention
• Diabetes control
• Cardiovascular health
• Weight loss
Sunﬂower sprouts, also known as sunﬂower greens, are packed with vitamins and minerals. The sunﬂower sprout offers one of the most balanced forms of a complete plant protein, providing all of the essential amino acids to help repair muscle tissue while it supports the enzymes of the body. Other benefits of greens such as sunflower greens are that they also contain up to 100 times the enzymes of full grown sunﬂower greens, so your body can more easily assimilate important phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
Some of the most important vitamins and minerals that sunﬂower greens are a source of include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Zinc Folate (folic acid)
- B complex
Sunﬂower sprouts are also an excellent food for weight loss, as they are nutritionally rich while having a very low caloric content. They also contain lecithin, an enzyme which helps break down fatty acids in the body. Sunﬂower greens also help to boost your reproductive health due to the high zinc content in the sprouts. Zinc works with over 300 enzymes in the body to help your overall health.
Sunﬂower greens are also incredible for boosting your immune system. Sunﬂower sprouts and most other leafy greens are vital to creating innate lymphoid cells (ILC), which are important immunity-boosting cells found in the lining of the digestive system. These cells help to keep our gut bacteria healthy and working correctly. Gut health is the primary form of ﬁghting disease and foreign invaders in the body.
Place your order below for wheatgrass, pea shoots, or sprouts. Orders are for pick up only and must be placed 2 weeks in advance of pick up.
For orders of 10lbs or over, please contact our team.
Freshly grown organic sunflower sprouts grown and harvested in-house. 1 lb for $15.00 or $10.00 per lb when you buy 10 or more.
Freshly grown organic wheatgrass grown and harvested in-house. 1 lb for $15.00 or $10.00 per lb when you buy 10 or more.
Freshly grown organic pea sprouts grown and harvested in-house. 1 lb for $15.00 or $10.00 per lb when you buy 10 or more.