Although still early in his journey, Sharma has swiftly caught up on the rudiments and technicalities of the plant. He speaks on the importance of microgreens and how one can incorporate them into their diet.
“Microgreens are a highly nutritional food source. The nutrient level may vary in different microgreens, but it contains 10 to 40% more nutrition than its mature counterparts. Although I cannot say that it can replace the regular vegetables and greens that we consume in our day to day life, a daily intake of these superfoods can help build a strong immune system for keeping diseases and illness at bay.
Microgreens are now getting all the required attention in the metropolitan cities for its enormous health benefits. It has the highest concentration of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which may reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart attack, pressure and a certain type of cancer. It is also highly beneficial for our skin, bone and hair as well”, he adds.
The process of harvest and distribution of these microgreen vegetables can sometimes be challenging. Sharma speaks on this. “Initially, I had to struggle a lot with the soaring temperature, excess humidity, watering and seed selection. I manage it by building a compact growing rack with a controlled environment system with the help of a few talented young engineers. The next hurdle was spreading awareness about the availability of microgreens in Guwahati. Well, it is a continuous process, and I am doing my best to reach out to as many people as possible to talk about the health benefits of these plant-based superfoods,” he adds.