Microgreens are very young plants, grown for only 1-2 weeks before harvested. They are bigger than a sprout, which has no leaves, and smaller than a baby green. Because microgreens are harvested after only a short time into their growth cycle, their nutrient content is more concentrated than a mature plant and they are richer in flavor. Research has shown that the nutrient levels in certain varieties of microgreens can be up to nine times higher than those found in mature plants. Microgreens are packed with antioxidants and are high in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and copper. Incorporating microgreens into your diet may lower your risk of many diseases such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and Alzheimer’s.