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Everyday Tips for Healthy Living: Eat Micro-Greens to Power Pack Nutrition

Posted Sep 14 2009 9:49am

Arugula Sprouts Jaxxon These little greens come packed solid with nutrients so dense, it’s hard to find anything else that meets their match.

If you think about it, seeds and sprouts rely on a ton of energy within them. The energy it takes to get them from where they are now into a full grown plant is enormous, and it’s right there inside them. If we eat them at this state of their growth, we ingest all the powerful nutrients (protein, phyto-chemicals, vitamins and minerals) which can be then utilized for our own bodies.

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Micro-greens (sprouts) can be purchased alive in their containers from most farmers markets. This is the best way to eat them, since they are alive and not losing nutrients as quickly as having already been cut from their roots. There’s also more variety at the farmers market: pictured above are arugula sprouts.

Micro-greens keep well on a plate of water right on the counter. Snip what you need into salads, sandwiches and smoothies, or use them as a “booster food” garnish. You’ll be done with a live box of micro-green sprouts before they can grow back, so regular purchasing is necessary.

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