Broccoli Microgreens: Increase Your Broccoli Benefits By Eating Less

Microgreen growing tips

Broccoli microgreens have a mild cabbage flavor and crisp texture. They are simple and quick to grow, with higher levels of vitamins than their mature plants. 

Broccoli microgreens

What are the nutritional benefits of Broccoli Microgreens?

There are a lot of nutrients packed into these immature leaves. When compared to mature broccoli, microgreens have 5Xs the amount of vitamins. These include vitamins C, A, E and lutein. All of these vitamins are vital for optimum health. 

How to Grow Sow Right Seeds Broccoli Microgreens

  • Broccoli microgreens do not need to be soaked before sprouting. 
  • Spread the seeds onto a damp growing medium. 
  • Cover the seeds and keep them away from light for 6 - 8 days
  • This is the blackout period referred to on the seed packet. 
  • Keep the seeds moist by misting them with water from a spray bottle. 
  • Maintain an average room temperature. 
  • Check daily and mist as needed to keep them moist. 
  • Once the broccoli seeds have sprouted, remove the cover and expose the seedlings to direct light. The light during this growth period is vital for broccoli microgreens. The bright green leaves that develop during the photosynthesis process are why these microgreens are so full of nutrients.
  • Continue keeping the seeds moist until they’re ready to harvest.

When and how to harvest broccoli microgreens

After 8-12 days, when broccoli seedlings are about 2 inches tall, they will be ready to harvest. The seed leaves (cotyledons) will be fully grown. 


Use scissors to cut the greens just above the soil. 

Then rinse in cool water. 

Use immediately or place in the fridge and consume within a few days.

broccoli and cress microgreens in window

Enjoying your fresh Broccoli Microgreens

For a fresh burst of nutrition, try broccoli microgreens in salads and smoothies. 

Swap them with lettuce on tacos. 

Sprinkle them on pizza, sandwiches, baked potatoes, eggs, grain bowls, and cooked vegetables to add flavor and color. 

There are so many ways to enjoy their health benefits that you may want to start a new tray every week to always have a fresh supply.

At Sow Right Seeds, we love gardening, and we are committed to helping you have a successful growing experience. Our seeds have a high germination rate, and by following the steps in our growing guide, you will get to reap the benefits of growing fresh, healthy microgreens in your own home.

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