Microgreens, also known as shoots, are the tender immature greens produced from the seeds of vegetable and herbs. They are harvested at 7 to 14 days after germination, depending on the species. Daikon radish shoots are a good to excellent source of a number of vitamins and phytonutrients, which is why we include them in three different Sunrise Garden products (Salad Shoots, Spicy Mix, Radish Shoots). Plus they have great flavour and store well!
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) is required for blood coagulation and is most abundant in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli. Daikon radish shoots are a good source of Vitamin K.
Daikon radish shoots are an abundant source of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) with over three times the amount in mature spinach leaves. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the human body and acts as an antioxidant.
The carotenoids (beta carotene/ Vitamin A, lutein, zeaxanthin, violaxanthin) are fat soluble antioxidants that can protect cellular structures from damage. The beta carotene content of daikon radish shoots is comparable to that of carrots and sweet potatoes. The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin have been shown to play a critical role in preventing age-related macular degeneration and cataract. Daikon radish shoots has levels similar to mature spinach leaves, widely considered to be an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Daikon radish shoots have extremely high contents of the fat soluble antioxidant Vitamin E (alpha and gamma tocopherols). This is more than double the amount of Vitamin E in sunflower seeds!
|Plant Species||Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)||Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)||Carotenoid (Beta Carotene/ Vitamin A)||Carotenoid (Lutein/ Zeaxanthin)||Carotenoid (Violaxanthin)||Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)|
|Daikon Radish||1.9mg/100g||70.7mg/100g||6.1 mg/100g||4.5 mg/100g||1.7 mg/100g||87.4 mg/100g|