Beetroot Microgreens - A Sweet Treat

Beetroot microgreens are rich in natural pigments that have so many health benefits. It is really amazing to watch, how these little beetroot microgreens are turning red to green. You can remember how much tasty beetroots when you eat them. Beetroot microgreens are tasty the same as mature beetroot and have higher nutritional and health qualities even more than mature beetroots. Also these are one of fast growing microgreen type.


How to Grow? Step by Step

Step 1 – Soaking is not essential for beetroot microgreens. Spread out the beetroot seeds on top of your growing tray. You can fully cover the growing media with seeds but should avoid seed to seed overlapping. It is better to gently press the seeds to the media or you can just add some growing media on top of the seeds to partially cover the seeds. After that watering can be done slowly without causing seeds wash away. Proper drainage must be there. But at the same time, over-drying of the media due to over drain of water should be avoided. After seeding, the tray can be covered with a lid or something to provide some darker conditions to improve seed germination.

Step 2 – It takes about 2-3 days to germinate beetroot seeds. After the germination of seeds, you can gradually remove the lid or cover and subject plants to light. By 4-5 days, plants will shed their hulls. Watering is needs. But make sure to test the moisture of media before you add water. Over-watering will cause problems to plants.

Step 3 – It takes about 10-15 days for plants to come to a harvesting stage. At this stage plants should get enough moisture, but not subjected to soaking. Once you observe the opening of leaves with reddish veins, you can harvest them. You can cut the plants closure to the ground level. It is better to eat freshly to feel the best taste.


Eating Beetroot Microgreens

Due to the colorfulness and sweet flavor, this is a good additive for children’s diets. Not only the color and flavor is important, but also the nutrient profile and the health benefits are remarkable. You can add beetroot microgreens to your salad, sandwich, and use as a garnish. Or else you can simply use them alone as a salad which is really tasty and healthy.

Beetroot microgreens are rich in protein, vitamin (A, B, C, E, and K), minerals (Ca, Fe, Mg, K, and Zn), carotene, xanthophyll, and amino acids. Most importantly they contain anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties. Also beetroot microgreens are good in preventing inflammations.

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