What are microgreens?
Microgreens are the small shoots of typically cruciferous plants which have been grown for 7-14 days. They contain concentrated levels of micronutrients and minerals in comparison to the whole vegetable.
Who are nutrigreens?
NutriGreens are a social enterprise within Enactus Nottingham. We aim to alleviate micronutrient malnutrition in children across developing countries in Africa by providing microgreens to schools.
Our current work
NutriGreens are a developing social enterprise and we are currently preparing to run our first pilot out in Kampala, Uganda during September 2019.
How can students benefit?
Many students across Africa consume very few vegetables at school, and although the children are eating enough calories, this can lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals. Incorporating microgreens into the daily diet of schoolchildren could improve school attendance by increasing immune function and improve memory and fact retention.