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ALL ABOUT MICROGREENS (BEGINNERS / BENEFITS OF MICROGREENS /EXCITING 21ST CENTURY SUPERFOOD- HINDI
In this video, you are going to learn you all about microgreens i.e about microgreens for beginners. It is quite easy to grow microgreens even for beginners.
– What exactly are microgreens
– Why are microgreens important
– Daily requirement of microgreens
– Why to grow microgreens at home
– How to grow microgreens
– Benefits of microgreens
These days a super speciality crop called “MICROGREENS” is gaining popularity as one of the best immunity boosting food through media and agriculture scientists.
Agriculture Scientists in India also gave microgreen mantra during lockdown.According to scientists MICROGREENS are nutritional powerhouses that are full of proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients etc and also they are more nutrient dense than fully-grown vegetables.
In a study published in journal of AGRICULTURE AND FOOD CHEMISTRY & RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, microgreens contain between 4 to 40 times more nutrients by weight than their matured counterparts.
Eating just a quarter cup of MICROGREENS provides all the essential nutrients needed for the day.
They also they add taste and flavor to dishes.
So we must seriously think to incorporate them in our daily diet. My main aim of this video is to encourage all of you to incorporate micro greens in your daily diet.
So all of you will be curious to know what exactly are “MICROGREENS”?
In Indian culture, we are more used to eating sprouts (example – gram, moong) or baby greens (methi leaves, spinach, etc). MICROGREENS is the stage after sprout, when the 1st true pair of leaves has fully opened and turned green. In other words, “MICROGREENS” are bigger than sprouts but smaller than baby greens
“MICROGREENS” can grow in soil, soil less or hydroponically and they need sunlight at least 4-5 hours daily. People typically harvest them after 1-3 weeks depending upon the type of plant. Basically MICROGREENS can be grown from almost any kind of seeds of vegetables, spices and herbs with a range of tastes like spicy, sweet, earthy, crisp, tangy and mellow.
Beginners usually grow MICROGREENS easy to grow like moong, fenugreek, gram, mustard, radish and sunflower. Most flavorful MICROGREENS varieties are peas, corn, beetroot, mustard, radish and sunflower.
BENEFITS OF GROWING MICROGREENS:
Microgreens are easy, quick and convenient to grow in small spaces, requires small investment (small amount of soil, water and seeds), can be grown all the year round (sunlight is available for 4-5 hours daily) and requires low maintenance.
So growing microgreens is very practical and economical way to get a continuous supply of fresh, organic nutrition zero mile greens at home.
a. HEALTH BENEFITS OF MICROGREENS:
Reduces chronic risk diseases, improves overall health and boosts our immune system.
b. START MICROGREEN BUSINESS:
One of the most profitable crops for small-scale growers. Low investment will fetch a high price.
c. USES OF MICROGREENS:
We can eat them raw or in salad, garnish them on breakfast dishes or on meals, add them to soups, raita and stir-fries. MICROGREENS may also be blended into smoothies and juices.
You can drastically improve your health by combining “MICROGREENS” in your daily diet along with balanced diet, regular exercise of body and mind and necessary lifestyle changes plus positive attitude.
So at last, you will all agree with me that MICROGREENS are mini versions of edible vegetables, herbs and spices which are nutrient dense, zesty and vibrant coloured and provide organic nutrition, beneficial for health.
My next videos will be about “How to Grow Spicy Mustard Microgreens/Health Benefits of Mustard Microgreens” and “How to Grow Spicy Fenugreek Microgreens/Health Benefits of Fenugreek Microgreens”
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