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Microgreens are like baby plants. You harvest them just one to two weeks after they have germinated, that means when they started to grow out of their seeds. They are very small, but microgreens are packed with a high concentration of nutrients and some varieties also an intense flavor. Microgreens are one of the most profitable crops for small scale farmers to grow due to the fact that they fetch a high price and have a very low set up cost.
This crop has so many benefits to humanity, microgreens contains polyphenols - very nutritious compounds that have antioxidant properties. They stop the free radicals building up in the body that can cause chronic disease and damage individual body cells. Microgreens can also help improve your heart health, when one increase the intake of microgreens it will help in the reduction of heart disease, we all know that eating vegetables generally is linked to reduce heart problems which microgreens is no exception.
Microgreens business is booming around the world because the start up cost is very low depending on the scale you want to start with, but l advise that as a beginner its always to start it on a very small scale as a business person, then once you have identify your target audience and have a good orders then its time to expand the business gradually based on your orders.
Choose the microgreen types that are easy to grow and very nutritious. Its very important to note that almost every plant can be grown as microgreens so the options for the farmer or gardener is many. The good news about microgreens business is that you can even start it on your own small room as a business or for pleasure. Before you start any microgreen business, first have a budget then identify the market trends as well as the demand for microgreens in your locality, speak to potential customers first and then brand your product so they can look more appealing.
There are so many ways you can use to grow your microgreen, even it can be grown on paper towels, hydroponic and aquaponic way, but the choice will depend on the goal of the grower by looking at the pros and cons of each choice. Growing microgreens is very easy so we urge families and individuals to try it because its always better to eat something that comes from your own garden.
Who this course is for: Farmers, gardeners, chefs, horticulturalist, agronomist, extension officers, restaurants, parents, universities, students, agricultural agencies, UN food agencies, hotels, distributors, companies, managers, directors, business men, food consultants, individuals, doctors, nurses, dietitians ...
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