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.
Benefits: antioxidants, vitamins C and K, copper, folate and magnesium.
Flavor profile: very mild, similar to cress, nutty
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.
Benefits: packed with antioxidants, phytochemicals, minerals,
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
Benefits: rich source of vitamins A, B, C, E and K.
Flavor profile: mild earthy flavor
Benefits: Full of minerals, vitamin C and A, and high in iron and phosphorus
Flavor Profile: mild broccoli or cabbage flavor
Benefits: high in protein and rich in B and C Vitamins
Flavor profile: Tangy and Earthy
Benefits: antioxidants, carotenes and vitamin A
Flavor profile: mild sweet carrot
Benefits: magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium.
Flavor profile: mild, fresh, nutty, and sweet
Benefits: High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Folate
Flavor profile: cabbage-like
Benefits: one of the most nutrient-dense greens
Flavor profile: Bold and peppery, slightly bitter with a touch of sweetness.
Benefits: good source of antioxidant vitamins and the minerals potassium and calcium.
Flavor profile: strong broccoli, nutty
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
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
Benefits: high in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants
Flavor profile: Slightly Spicy
Benefits: filled with vitamins and minerals with powerful antioxidant properties
Flavor profile: Lemon, tart, sourness
Benefits: rich in nutrient content, vitamin E, folate, and zinc.
Flavor profile: Nutty
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!