A compendium of research articles about microgreens, indoor growing, and nutrition

This first research article is the one most quoted when talking about the nutrients found in microgreens:

http://www.otc.umd.edu/news/news_story.php?id=6938 Wang and Xiao found that microgreens contain four to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts

https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/2017/apr/microgreens/ USDA article on minerals in microgreens

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.048996Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Mortality Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies of US Men and Women and a Meta-Analysis of 26 Cohort Studies


https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jf300459b Assessment of Vitamin and Carotenoid Concentrations of Emerging Food Products: Edible Microgreens 3

http://horticulturejournal.usamv.ro/pdf/2015/art69.pdf INSIGHTS INTO MICROGREENS PHYSIOLOGY

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12134711/ The role of carotenoids in human health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3997530/ The Role of Vitamin E in Human Health and Some Diseases

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5362588/ Broccoli Microgreens: A Mineral-Rich Crop That Can Diversify Food Systems

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889157516300448 Microgreens of Brassicaceae: Mineral composition and content of 30 varieties

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889157514001513 Comparison between the mineral profile and nitrate content of microgreens and mature lettuces

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20043255/ Natural phenolic compounds from medicinal herbs and dietary plants: potential use for cancer prevention

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272356648_Amaranth_sprouts_and_microgreens_-_a_homestead_vegetable_production_option_to_enhance_food_and_nutrition_security_in_the_rural-urban_continuum Amaranth sprouts and microgreens – a homestead vegetable production option to enhance food and nutrition security in the rural-urban continuum

https://faseb.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1096/fasebj.30.1_supplement.431.8 Lipids and Cholesterol-Lowering Activity of Red Cabbage Microgreens

http://aas.bf.uni-lj.si/julij2010/05janovska.pdf Evaluation of buckwheat sprouts as microgreens

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3550953/ Changes in phenols contents from buckwheat sprouts during growth stage

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3915300/ J Agric Food Chem. Polyphenols in brassica microgreens Author manuscript; available in PMC 2014 Nov 20.

Published in final edited form as: J Agric Food Chem. 2013 Nov 20; 61(46): 10960–10970. Published online 2013 Nov 5. doi: 10.1021/jf401802n

Microgreen and Dietary Research articles




https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2017/eat-your-greens-microgreens-that-is/ – weight

ttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5362588/ – minerals, sustainability

Video with researcher included: https://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/microgreens-considered-super-vegetables-81088


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210928075004.htm Children who eat more fruit and veggies have better mental health Date: September 28, 2021 Source: University of East Anglia, UK

https://uonews.uoregon.edu/archive/news-release/2012/5/begin-early-researchers-say-water-meals-may-encourage-wiser-choices research by T. Bettina Cornwell of the University of Oregon and Anna R. McAlister of Michigan State University. Drinking water with meals increases vegetable consumption

https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/downloads/fruits-vegetables/2018/2018-fruit-vegetable-report-508.pdf 2% of teens eat enough vegetables, “Poor diet quality is a leading risk factor associated with death and disability in the United States.1,2 Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet can help protect against a number of serious and costly chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity”

Additional interesting information and articles:

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