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Swiss Chard Microgreens Seeds

95 EGP

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Brands: Sativa

Description

Swiss Chard Microgreens Seeds – 10 grams (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)

Origin: Italy

 

 

 Swiss Chard   are a group of root vegetables with light-colored, crunchy flesh, variable skin color, and an almost spicy, peppery taste. They vary in shape from short and round to long and narrow, and the skin can be pink , black, white, yellow or purple. 

Swiss Chard  is perfect for health.

Who likes a pack of flavor. These Swiss Chard   are used in many different Asian cuisines. In terms of health benefits, Swiss Chard   Sango Red is packed with Vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Many people consume these plants for relief of indigestion and/or flatulence. You can expect a mustard-like taste from these roots. After all, they belong to the Brassica genus, which falls under the family of mustard plants.

Flavor:  Spicy 

Popular uses: Salads and sandwiches 

Nutrients: High in protein, folate & Vitamin B6.

Swiss Chard   are a good source of antioxidants like catechin, pyrogallol, vanillic acid, and other phenolic compounds. These root vegetables also have a good amount of vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant to protect your cells from damage. 

But we are not here to talk about the mature Swiss Chard   plant, but we will talk more about the Swiss Chard   microgreens, the method of growing them, whether at home or in a commercial scale, and the ideal right steps for growing Swiss Chard  microgreens.

Microgreens are very young plants, with a length of between 5 and 15 cm, depending on the seeds type.

Microgreens are a miniature version of whole vegetables grown from the seeds of mature plants that we often see in the market.

Despite their small size, one of the main benefits of microgreens is their high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a great addition to any meal.

Some studies showed that when comparing equal amounts of microgreens and a mature plant of the same type, microgreens contain twice as many nutrients, vitamins, and salts as the large plant, estimated at about 40 times.

Microgreens have unique and exciting tastes that can add great value to various dishes.

The method of reproduction of the plant is through seeds, so it is natural for the plant to produce new seeds, which contain within them the embryo that carries the special genetic characteristics of that plant.

There is also a large stock of nutrients present in a very concentrated manner inside that small seed, but the human body cannot eat and digest that seed directly to obtain the nutritional value inside,

Therefore, we seed the seed in which the embryo is inside, in suitable conditions for germination, such as light, heat and humidity, so that the embryo begins to be active and transforms the elements into another form that is easier to digest.

So green parts and small plants known as microgreens begin to appear, so that all the elements of the seed are present in it, and thus we can harvest it at that age, eat it, and benefit from the concentrated elements inside it.

So, we call seeds the beginning of a new life for the plant

Microgreens Planting & Growing

Microgreens Planting & Growing:

Seed goes through several stages after stages, which the most important of are:

  1. Seeds Cracks: the seed cracks after it swells, preparing for the growth of the embryo. Also, the temperature must be suitable for germination, and finally, the seeds need darkness for the germination process to occur, so the seeds are buried in the soil (except for some types of seeds that do not need darkness for germination).

 

  1. Germination Stage: This is the stage in which the so-called feather and root are grown.

Feather is a term given to the stems of the leaves of the plant at its inception, where the stem is fused with the leaves and curved downward while penetrating the soil up.

While the root is a term used for the roots of the plant at the beginning of its life, where it is a small white part that penetrates the soil to the bottom to stabilize the plant and the beginning of the growth of the root hairs that absorb water and nutrients after the seed fades and its content is consumed.

  • Microgreens: This is the stage in which the plant has successfully germinated, and a thin, somewhat long stem appears to us, with leaves that we call unreal leaves. (Unreal leaves are the first leaves produced by the plant, and they are in the form of a pair of leaves, which do not carry out the process of photosynthesis, and the first true leaves that carry out the process of photosynthesis and feed the plant grow from them)

 

So, the plant is able to absorb nutrients by itself through the root and has consumed all the nutrients stored inside the seed.

 

So, if the plant is given the nutrients necessary for its growth, the plant will continue to grow, to produce a large crop, forming the large, complete vegetables that we eat every day, but we do not provide the plant with any nutrients and it is grown in shallow soil devoid of any nutrients because the goal From eating the buds is harvesting them early to obtain the nutritional value that is concentrated at this age of the plant.

From here, if the plant is given the nutrients necessary for its growth, the plant will continue to grow, forming a complete real plant that can produce a crop, but we do not provide the plant with any nutrients and it is grown in soil that is almost devoid of nutrients because the aim of eating the shoots is to obtain On the nutritional value inherent in the seed.

Swiss Chard Microgreens Benefits

Swiss Chard  Microgreens Benefits:

Scientists see microgreens as a functional food, meaning they can provide essential nutrients in a practical way. Some people call it superfood.

Microgreens can play a role in both sweet and savory dishes.

In addition to their nutritional value, they can add flavor, texture, and color to salads and sandwiches. People can also add them to smoothies or use them as a garnish.

They are suitable for eating raw, which means they retain their vitamin and mineral content.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, ‘Trusted Source’ (USDA), 100 grams (g) of Swiss Chard  microgreens provide only 29 calories.

Other research has indicated that Swiss Chard  microgreens may be an especially good source of antioxidant vitamins and the minerals potassium and calcium.

Swiss Chard  microgreens also contains:

Vitamin A: Necessary for cell division, growth, vision, immunity, and reproduction

Vitamin B6: Plays a major role in metabolism, the conversion of food into energy; Brain development and regulation of immune responses.

Vitamin C: Necessary for the development, growth, and repair of body tissues, and acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from the effects of free radicals, which are molecules produced during the breakdown of food or exposure to radiation, tobacco smoke, and other external factors. sources. (Free radicals are linked to the development of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other diseases.)

Vitamin E: It neutralizes or reduces free radicals, protects molecular and cellular components, and prevents free radicals from oxygenating cholesterol, thus reducing the chances of stroke or heart disease.

Vitamin K: plays a major role in wound healing, blood clotting, and bone growth

Calcium: Necessary for building and maintaining healthy bones and teeth and proper functioning of the heart, nerves and muscles and may help reduce the risk of heart disease

Copper: Helps maintain healthy bones. proper functioning of nerves, blood vessels and the immune system; formation of red blood cells. and adequate iron absorption

Fiber-rich phosphorus: Important in managing the body’s energy use and storage, filtering and removing waste products from the kidneys, and promoting nerve conduction.

Folic Acid: It belongs to the B vitamins and is crucial in the formation of red blood cells, the proper growth and function of cells, and reducing the risk of congenital brain and spine disabilities during pregnancy.

Iron: Helps produce the oxygen-carrying component (hemoglobin) in red blood cells, enhances the body’s use of energy, and strengthens the immune system.

Magnesium: A critical component of many biochemical reactions in the body, regulating blood pressure, supporting the immune system, and aiding in the functioning of muscles and nerves, thus reducing the likelihood of kidney stones forming.

Manganese: Important for bone and connective tissue growth, blood sugar regulation, and normal brain and nerve function

Potassium: Necessary for proper cellular functioning, regulating heartbeat, protein synthesis, regulating muscle and nerve functioning, and carbohydrate metabolism.

 

Swiss Chard  is also an excellent source of phytochemicals. These compounds produced by plants include polyphenols, glucosinolates, flavanols, and carotenoid antioxidants.

Phytochemicals slow the growth of some cancer cells, which is why young greens, baby leaves and other leafy greens are considered to have anti-cancer properties.

They prevent cellular DNA damage that may lead to cancer, reduce inflammation, and help the immune system.

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