The extreme health benefits of microgreens are indisputable as basic research has shown that microgreens contain anywhere from 4 to 40 times the nutrient value of their mature counterparts. We have in our growing kits things like sprout mixes that can be eaten in 3-4 days ... and microgreens from 7-30 days depending on the crops. We have grown red arrow radish to harvest stage now successfully in 5 days (see pics below). These fit in between the sprouts and micros so I am referring to them as hyper greens for their rapid growth.
Found also another fascinating reason these are essentially a super grouping of radishes. It has been shown that the compounds in broccoli and radish are cancer fighters, but even more fascinating is there is a degradation in the amounts of the glucosinolate which is the cancer fighting compound from the seed stage, so the quicker a radish is grown, the more potent the levels of cancer fighting compounds. Research studies also show that the glucosinolate in the radish might be superior to broccoli since radish has a different path to oxidizing the compound. Additional benefits come from eating the radish early in the sprout cycle and in its raw or fresh state.
Our new Hyper Green Kits feature hydroponically grown radish micros as pictured. Aside from these great benefits for health, these are spectacular looking greens with a pinkish red stem and bright green leaves. The taste is radishy so it adds a zing to salads and sandwiches!
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