Benefits and Nutrition
What are the benefits of BeMicro?
Unlike many greens brands that source their ingredients from around the world, potentially exposing them to additives, pesticides, and herbicides, BeMicro partners with Colorado farms to grow the ingredients. We cultivate them in a fully controlled indoor farm located outside Denver, ensuring premium quality and purity.
Why do I need microgreens?
Studies indicate that a staggering 9 out of 10 adults fall short of consuming the daily recommended intake of greens. BeMicro offers a solution by being composed entirely of microgreens, which are renowned as some of the most nutrient-rich plants on Earth.
How is it possible this is so nutrient rich?
The secret behind the exceptional nutrient density of BeMicro lies in its composition: it's made entirely of microgreens, some of nature's most nutrition-packed plants. Once harvested, we cleanse and then freeze-dry our greens, removing all non-essential water weight. As a result, when comparing weight for weight, BeMicro stands out as one of the most nutrient-rich foods available.
Can you provide a nutritional breakdown?
Our blend has been meticulously chosen based on the robust nutritional benefits identified in the peer-reviewed research sources mentioned below. We're currently in the process of finalizing our nutritional label for a comprehensive overview.
Research from the University of Maryland's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Studies from the National Library of Medicine
Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Findings from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Where are BeMicro's products sourced and produced?
We cultivate, cleanse, freeze-dry, and package our greens within an indoor, completely controlled farming environment situated in Boulder, Colorado.
Did BeMicro change its name from Beyond Microgreens?
Yes, we did. Read about our 2024 name change here.
What's included in your Boosters?
Our Boosters from BeMicro consist of two distinct microgreen varieties: a dedicated broccoli variety, radish blend, red cabbage and a blend of all of them called Booster Blend.
Equally significant is what we exclude from our products. Grown in a meticulously controlled farm, our greens are nurtured without resorting to pesticides, herbicides, or any additives. This not only ensures a cleaner product but also makes them more sustainable than traditional organic offerings.
Does BeMicro have organic certification?
While our microgreens are hydroponically grown in an indoor farm setting and the absence of soil means we can't secure traditional organic certification, our commitment to quality is uncompromising. We begin with organic and non-GMO seeds and utilize organic fertilizers and nutrients, ensuring a product that's both of high quality and sustainably produced.
How should I best utilize the boosters?
One of the highlights of our boosters is their versatile application – there really isn't a wrong method! While many adore blending it into their smoothies, others have taken a creative spin by incorporating it into sauces, soups, or even as an innovative seasoning, such as enhancing their avocado toast. So, feel free to experiment!
Is daily consumption of BeMicro's Boosters recommended?
For optimal benefits from your microgreens, it's advisable to incorporate them into your daily regimen, much like any other healthful habit.
Is BeMicro suitable for children?
Absolutely. BeMicro is perfectly safe for children to consume. Given that it consists of just raw, freeze-dried microgreens, it's akin to having fresh green vegetables.
Many parents have found it a winning strategy to incorporate these greens into children's dishes. Popular choices include blending it into pasta sauces, mac n' cheese, and scrambled eggs.
Is it safe for my dog to consume BeMicro?
Absolutely–sounds like you have a pampered pooch!
Freeze-Drying and Storage
What exactly does "freeze-dried microgreens" mean?
Microgreens refer to young vegetables, roughly 14 days old, which are a tad older than typical sprouts. It's during this growth phase that they're richest in essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. By freeze-drying them, we effectively extract the water while preserving this rich nutrient profile. Learn more from our blog on freeze-drying!
Does the freeze-drying process diminish the nutritional value of the fresh greens?
Not at all! Scientific consensus indicates that only a negligible amount of nutrients are lost through freeze-drying.
In our freeze-drying procedure, we strictly avoid any additives or preservatives. This guarantees a product with prolonged shelf life that retains its nutritional value and has a flavor reminiscent of fresh microgreens.
What's the shelf life of BeMicro?
Once opened, our product remains fresh for up to a year. However, given its benefits and taste, you're likely to use it up well before then!
What's the recommended storage method for BeMicro?
It's best to keep them in a cool, shaded location. Ensure the lid is securely fastened to maintain their freshness.