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Doctors are always reminding us of the importance of including more leafy greens into our diets, but how nutritious are they, really? Iceberg lettuce may just be full of water. Some leafy greens are bitter and not really tasty. Then there is the whole world of microgreens. Microgreens are greens that have been harvested before maturation, usually about seven to 14 days after the seeds have germinated. The result is a tiny green about one to three inches tall with more flavor and a higher concentration of nutrients.

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1. Microgreens have unique color and flavor

Not everyone is fond of eating their leafy greens. Just the sight of these large and sometimes tasteless veggies is enough to turn some people off completely. Microgreens are more colorful and flavorful versions of the larger real thing. You can enjoy microgreen versions of arugula, chives, chard, cabbage, beets, cilantro, kale, parsley, radishes, and more. Many restaurants have begun to feature entrees with microgreens on their menus. People enjoy the visual appeal added by microgreens, and an appealing dish is often a delicious dish.

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