Microgreens: a Multimineral Superfood

  • Shivani Ojha
  • Shantanu Rajguru Student
  • Shubham Chavan Student
Keywords: Microgeens, functional foods, superfood, cotyledons, multimineral, bioactive compounds, carotenoids

Abstract

Microgreens have gained traction recently in the food industry not only because of their colour and appearance but also a diversified nutritional profile and sensorial properties. They are edible seedlings of vegetables and herbs which are predominantly used in the culinary industry to enhance flavour, appearance and nutritional value of food since the late 20th Century. Microgreens come under the category of functional foods. They are a rich source of many vital nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and bioactive compounds and meet up to the nutritional demands of individuals when consumed in a small amount. The nutritional value of microgreens is quantifiably high when compared to mature and fully grown vegetables. The main focal point of this review is to study the production, cultivation, post-harvest techniques and packaging and nutritional benefits of microgreens.

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Published
2021-09-08
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Ojha S, Rajguru S, Chavan S. Microgreens: a Multimineral Superfood. FASJ [Internet]. 2021Sep.8 [cited 2021Nov.27];2(04). Available from: https://fasj.org/index.php/fasj/article/view/90
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