What is the Difference Between Microgreens and Sprouts?

By: UgroGreens, Feb 22, 2018
Microgreens, Healthy eating, Ugrogreens

Is one better then the other?

The main difference is that Sprouts are grown in water and you eat the seeds and seedlings.  Microgreens are grown in a medium (soil or coco coir) or on a grow-mat, and you eat more mature seedlings, cutting the greens at the base of the stems.

What is more interesting is that Microgreens have become a better alternative to Sprouts for good reasons.

  1. Both microgreens and sprouts pack a powerful punch of nutritional benefits and flavour, but they differ in how they are planted and in their nutrient value. Microgreens absorb minerals from the grow-mat and also develop more photosynthesis than sprouts so, in turn, increasing its nutritional value.
  2. The seedlings are also more developed which means higher fiber content.
  3. There have been several cases of E-coli outbreaks in sprouts due to bacteria growth in the water that is antibiotic-resistant. In growing microgreens, there is no risk of this developing.

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Ugrogreens is the name of our NEW company in which we supply home-grown microgreen kits that YOU GROW in your own home. Our Microgreen kits are simple to grow and include 2 certified organic seed packs, 2 biodegradable grow mats and detailed step by step instructions for growing in the comfort of your own home. Even if you have never grown before, our homegrown kits will be simple for you!  Anyone who wants to have more healthy greens in their diet can grow "UgroGreens Microgreens" at home.

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