Types of Microgreens

Types of Microgreens

Congratulations! You just got your new MicroGreens Kit for your Harvest or Harvest Elite AeroGarden, and you are ready to plant. Your new kit already comes with one 4oz MicroHerb Seed Pack and you have the option to buy additional Winter Wheatgrass and Spicy Microgreen Seed Packs. All are wonderful choices, that are quick and easy growers packed full of nutrients!

It is also easy to grow your own microgreen seed varieties, just add your seeds of choice into the grow trays and follow the same directions. 

There are so many varieties of microgreens that you can grow in your AeroGarden, all with their own unique flavor profiles, benefits, textures, and colors! Let’s take a look at some of the most common greens and a quick overview of their benefits and flavors.

Alfalfa
Benefits: antioxidants, vitamins C and K, copper, folate and magnesium.


Flavor profile: very mild, similar to cress, nutty

Amaranth

Benefits: vitamin A, C, E, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and essential lysine.

Flavor profile: mild sweet, earthy flavor reminiscent of mustard but with much less spice and a delicate grassy finish.

Arugula

Benefits: packed with antioxidants, phytochemicals, minerals,
and vitamins

Flavor profile: sharp peppery, spice

Basil – all varieties 

Benefits: Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, calcium, choline, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

Flavor profile: stronger than mature variety

Beets

Benefits: rich source of vitamins A, B, C, E and K.

Flavor profile: mild earthy flavor

Broccoli

Benefits: Full of minerals, vitamin C and A, and high in iron and phosphorus

Flavor Profile: mild broccoli or cabbage flavor

Buckwheat

Benefits: high in protein and rich in B and C Vitamins 

Flavor profile: Tangy and Earthy

Carrots

Benefits: antioxidants, carotenes and vitamin A

Flavor profile: mild sweet carrot

Clover

Benefits: magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium.

Flavor profile: mild, fresh, nutty, and sweet

Collards

Benefits: High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Folate

Flavor profile: cabbage-like

Cress

Benefits: one of the most nutrient-dense greens

Flavor profile: Bold and peppery, slightly bitter with a touch of sweetness.

Kale

Benefits: good source of antioxidant vitamins and the minerals potassium and calcium.

Flavor profile: strong broccoli, nutty

Mustard

Benefits: vitamin A, C, E, energy and carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, folate, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc.

Flavor profile: Spicy, pungent, mustard

Peas

Benefits: Pea shoots contain 8x the folic acid of bean sprouts, and 7x the vitamin C of blueberries!

Flavor profile: sweet and familiar pea flavor

Radishes

Benefits: high in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants

Flavor profile: Slightly Spicy

Sorrel

Benefits: filled with vitamins and minerals with powerful antioxidant properties

Flavor profile: Lemon, tart, sourness

Sunflower

Benefits: rich in nutrient content, vitamin E, folate, and zinc.

Flavor profile: Nutty

Wheatgrass

Benefits: high in vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium and amino acids

Flavor profile: Pungent, bitter, grassy

Fun fact: Wheatgrass is gluten-free in its early stages of development, so you can enjoy it even if you can’t normally eat wheat products.

We hope that this list has helped influence your next planting decision.

Are there any that we missed? Let us know!

Sources: https://grocycle.com/types-of-microgreens/

www.microgreenscorner.com

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