Have you been wondering about the differences comparing Microgreens vs Sprouts?
Which one lasts longer? Which one has more nutrients? In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between these two DELICIOUS (when grown right) SUPER Greens and help you decide which one is right for you.
First, let’s start with a quick overview of what Sprouts and Microgreens are.
When it comes to nutritional value, both Sprouts and Microgreens offer plenty of health benefits. Both contain large amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds like carotenoids, polyphenols, flavonoids and omega-3 fatty acids. However, studies have shown that Microgreens tend to contain higher concentrations of these nutrients than Sprouts do. This could be due to the fact that Microgreens grow in soil under natural sunlight conditions while Sprouts only develop in water without exposure to light or oxygen.
Now let’s talk about lifespan - How long do these greens stay fresh? Sprouts can last up to 10 days if properly stored in the refrigerator while Microgreens can last up and beyond 14 days when refrigerated as well. So if you're looking for something that will last longer than a week or so, then Microgreens might be your best bet!
In conclusion, both Sprouts and Microgreens have their own unique benefits when it comes to nutritional value and shelf life. While Sprouts may offer a slightly higher concentration of certain Amino Acids, Pectin's, and Sugars compared to Microgreens, they don't last quite as long as the latter does when stored correctly in the refrigerator. Ultimately it all comes down to personal preference — whether you prefer the convenience of a shorter-lived food or the health benefits associated with longer life span ones like Microgreens! No matter which one you choose though, you can rest assured knowing that both options provide plenty of essential nutrients for your body!
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