In searching for microgreens that can deliver nutrition and taste we found a great little tool provided by Whole Foods for their shoppers. Their ANDI (Aggregate Nutrional Data Index) is an attempt to quantify all sorts of nutrients contained in foods. A good discussion on the method and interpretation can be found here. Even with shortcomings, it is interesting to note that answers to this question also were also arrived at by taking a measure of what they isolated as the 17 powerhouse nutrients and ranked the 41 most nutrient dense fruits and vegatables.
Sitting at the top of both lists was watercress and our microgreen of the day, upland cress. A large European and American supplier of micro vegies, Kopperts Cress finds "Upland Cress has more vitamin C than oranges, and more vitamin A than broccoli! It is said that Upland Cress can be used as a cancer preventative since it is rich in antioxidants.In the old world, Upland Cress was used to heal wounds since it has an abundance of Vitamin E, iron and calcium. During colonial times, it was consumed in the winter, when its natural full bloom was most effective for warding off scurvy."
Our new Super Cress kits provide you with home grown super nutrition on a year round basis. Kits come in two sizes, starter and deluxe and contain all the supplies needed to get growing.
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