Swap Carrot Sticks for Nutrient-Packed Pea Microgreens: A Deliciously Healthy Snack Upgrade!

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In the quest for healthy snack options, many of us have turned to the classic carrot sticks – crunchy, refreshing, and undeniably nutritious. But what if I told you there’s a snack upgrade that offers even more nutritional nutrients per bite? Say hello to PEA microgreens – the tiny greens with a powerhouse of health benefits that are ready to revolutionise your snacking!

Recent research has shed light on the remarkable nutritional profile of PEA microgreens, highlighting their potential to elevate snacking to a whole new level: 

One of the standout features of PEA microgreens is the presence of unique bioactive compounds, including kaempferol glycosides, trifolin, and triterpene saponins. These compounds have been linked to a range of health-promoting properties, from reducing inflammation and boosting immune function to protecting against cardiovascular disease and even inhibiting cancer growth. 
PEA microgreens are also packed with α-tocopherol, a bioavailable form of vitamin E renowned for its antioxidant prowess. Vitamin E plays a vital role in safeguarding cells from oxidative damage, supporting immune function, and promoting overall health and well-being. With pea microgreens, you’re not just snacking – you’re nourishing your body from the inside out.
What’s more, PEA microgreens boast higher concentrations of certain minerals compared to the grown plant. Selenium, copper, iron, zinc, and molybdenum are among the minerals found in abundance in these tiny greens, making them a valuable addition to your diet. By incorporating PEA microgreens into your snacking routine, you can boost your mineral intake and address common deficiencies that affect populations worldwide.

Microgreens are rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, including vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, and essential amino acids.

The bottom line? It’s time to swap out those tired old carrot sticks for something truly extraordinary. With their dense concentration of vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds, pea microgreens offer a convenient and accessible way to elevate your snacking experience while supporting your overall health and well-being. So go ahead – indulge in the deliciously healthy snack upgrade you deserve!

PEA microgreens are very versatile and easy to carry and to handle, making them the perfect snack choice for the office, lunch box, and even for children.

Reference: 

Comprehensive Evaluation of Metabolites and Minerals in 6 Microgreen Species and the Influence of Maturity (2020)

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Sonja Breuer

I’m Sorja, an Ayurveda enthusiast with a postgraduate MSc. Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine from British University.

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