Study Highlights Global Food Security Potential of Microgreens

An international study led by Penn State University found that microgreens could help provide global nutrition security. Microgreens can be grown in a variety of soilless production systems and grown indoors with or without artificial lights, meaning that they can be grown in food deserts or where food supply chains have been disrupted. Sprouting a variety of species including herbs and vegetables produces food in a variety of colors, textures, and flavors, and with a complex nutritional profile. “Nutrient-dense microgreens have great potential as an efficient food-resilience resource,” noted study leader Francesco Di Gioia.