Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Microgreens: Small but Mighty

 Many people have seen microgreen growing in popularity, specifically through social media. Most social media fads do not stand up to the hype, but microgreen, which are small, but mighty, do. This is due to the fact that microgreen are easy to grow, making them both a healthy and cost-friendly food for many people.

A recent study has found that microgreen could be the secret to providing global nutritional security. This project is titled “Food Resiliance in the Face of Catastrophic Global Events,” and aims to find vegetables that can be grown in environments without soil, light, and can be grown indoors. This could be a great source of food for people when supply chains are disrupted or due to weather events such as hurricanes or tornadoes. In fact, scientists at NASA have even used microgreen to feed astronauts in space.

Microgreen could be a great cost-effective way to grow vegetables for those with little outdoor space or money. This is due to the fact that microgreen can be grown indoors, with a very short growing cycle. To add to this, the materials needed to grow them can be found in the average kitchen. All that would need to be purchased would be the seeds of the plants themselves.

Microgreens can be grown from sunflower seeds, peas, radish, broccoli, lettuce, garlic, onion, cauliflower, and many other different vegetable seeds. Microgreens contain many different nutrients and antioxidents as well. These inclue iron, potassium, and zinc.

Posted by: Sarah Conant (5)


Article source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210928193820.htm


  1. Hello Sarah,
    This is interesting because of the long lasting benefits it can provide. Especially when it comes to the problem of food sources and the over demand of food in some areas. Are microgreens able to be mass produced or has that not been tested?
    -Jackelyn Raymundo Santizo

    1. Hi Jackelyn,
      Microgreens can be mass produced!! Many can be grown on a small budget in a small amount of time!

  2. Hello Sarah,
    wow! Who knew that tiny little greens can help combat the threat of hunger. This is so beneficial to know and the fact that it doesn't require a lot of materials or attention makes it a great option. Also, the nutritiousness of it makes it an even better option for people to eat.

    1. Hi Kristina,
      I also did not know that microgreens could be one of the keys to combating hunger.

  3. Hi Kristina,
    This is the first time I'm even hearing of microgreens. It's crazy how something so small could solve such a huge problem.
    -Morianna Saint-Cyr