Antioxidant Signature Blend

Antioxidant Signature Blend
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This antioxidant blend of brassica microgreens is a great source of vitamins (A, Folate, C, E, K), minerals (iron, potassium, calcium), phytonutrients (carotenoids, glucosinolates (I3C and sulforaphane), polyphenols), and fiber.

It all started with Brassica oleracea, the common plant that started the now large brassica vegetable family! Brassica (aka cruciferous) vegetables are part of the mustard family (genus Brassicaceae) and cabbage family - giving them their sometimes “spicy” flavor.

The beautiful part of microgreens is that ounce for ounce they are more nutrient-dense than their full-size counterparts and are super easy to incorporate into meals.

Harvesting plants at the microgreen stage results in:

  • Higher levels of vitamins (C, folate, thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, niacin, etc.).
  • Lower levels of “antinutrients” like phytate, oxalate, and tannins.
  • Enhanced flavor
  • Improved availability and absorption of minerals like iron and calcium
  • Enhanced digestibility of protein found in the plant

Brassica vegetables have been studied to potentially:

  • Prevent oxidative stress (which damages cells) by providing antioxidants
  • Benefit neurodegenerative disease and heart disease
  • Turn on detox enzymes in your body
  • Increase phase II detoxification
  • Support healthy detoxification and elimination of estrogen metabolites.
  • May be beneficial for hormonal balance and prevention of estrogen-sensitive cancers.
  • Support the immune system
  • Decrease chronic inflammation
  • Reduce the risk of cancers
  • Lung, colon, pancreatic, breast, bladder, and prostate cancers
  • Reduce and/or slow growth of cancer cells

Cooking (boiling) reduces the level of glucosinolates so we recommend that you consume these microgreens raw to obtain the most beneficial nutrients,

Looking to get the most brassica benefit from your microgreens? Chew mindfully! Chewing helps to break up the cell walls of the microgreens which release the enzyme myrosinase. Myrosinase can then come into contact with the glucosinolates changing them into isothiocyanates (like sulforaphane). Your gut bacteria help too, but chewing, chopping, etc. have the greatest impact on increasing sulforaphane (which is one of the most well-known beneficial phytochemicals in brassicas).

Put this blend in everything! We suggest putting a handful of these microgreens in your:

  • Salads
  • Sandwiches/Wraps
  • Smoothies
  • Savory Oatmeal
  • Eggs

**Disclaimer: If undergoing chemotherapy only consume with the direction of your oncology provider. If low thyroid (or low iodine) concerns talk with your medical practitioner prior to consuming large quantities.

Whole30 Approved

Blend

It all started with Brassica oleracea, the common plant that started the now large brassica vegetable family! Brassica (aka cruciferous) vegetables are part of the mustard family (genus Brassicaceae) and cabbage family - giving them their sometimes “spicy” flavor. 

Blend Includes:

  • Broccoli
  • Arugula
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Purple Radish
  • Red Mustard
Nutrients

At The Chef’s Garden nutrition goes hand-in-hand with flavorful, quality vegetables. It is so important that in 2019, we opened an on-site agricultural research facility. We study how to maximize the flavor, color, and nutrition of our vegetables in order to bring the highest quality to your door. And, as a result of our regenerative farming practices, we have found that our products can contain up to 200% to 500% more mineral content than the USDA average!  

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