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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Microgreens: A nourishment bootstrapper

Ramya S, Meenakshi Sood, Lingaiah HB, Raghunatha Reddy RL and Rajesh AM
Microgreens have gained acceptance as a new culinary trend over the past few years. These microgreens are small in size; they can provide surprisingly intense Flavors, vivid colors, textures and can be served as an edible garnish or a salad ingredient. The present study was conductedto standardize the growing media for cultivation of microgreens, to study and compare the growth and yield of different crops as microgreens and to compare the nutritional status of different microgreens under study vis-a-vis full grown stage. Results showed that cocopeat showed earliest germination, harvest, high yield, high returns and high cation exchange load. Hence, cocopeat was selected as best growing media. On comparing microgreens and mature greens, microgreens were richest sources of ascorbic acid and zinc which are recommended to boost the immunity of body during the present situation of Covid-19 threat. Hence, these may be referred to as natural supplements.
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How to cite this article:
Ramya S, Meenakshi Sood, Lingaiah HB, Raghunatha Reddy RL, Rajesh AM. Microgreens: A nourishment bootstrapper. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):2601-2607.

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