Are Microgreens Keto friendly? – Low in Carbohydrates, High in Protein

Microgreens are Keto Friendly as they are Low in carbohydrate and Fats like their respective mature greens and are wonderful for weight loss.

The ketogenic diet, sometimes known as the keto diet, has become increasingly popular in recent years. This diet emphasizes eating meals that are high in nutrients, low in carbohydrate, and high in protein. This encourages our bodies to burn fat rather than glucose (from carbohydrate).

The ketogenic diet is said to have numerous health benefits. In terms of research, a 2015 study suggested that the Keto diet be used to treat diabetes.

Veggies or salad are a must-have portion to balance the high-fat, low-carb dinner. Why not utilize microgreens in addition to conventional vegetables? In fact, Microgreens are far more nutrients than mature veggies and are wonderful for weight loss and to reduce calories.

Above all, microgreens are incredibly tasty and delicate!

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Do Microgreens have Carbs?

Many microgreens, like any other above-ground vegetable, are actually low in carbohydrates.  Microgreens like cabbage, broccoli, and lettuce, for example, are all acceptable in the Keto diet.

While I am unable to determine the exact carbohydrate amount of each microgreen, and there is little research on the subject, you can get an idea from the vegetarian form of microgreens you purchased from your local market (via the nutrition label). The nutrition label may not always accurately reflect the microgreens, but you get the idea. Many microgreens growers do not offer this service.

For those who want to know the carbohydrate content of a mature vegetable (per 100g) to the decimal point, an easy technique is to Google terms like “carbohydrate for _______” and you’ll obtain the information from the USDA.

Microgreens are typically low in carbs and fats, with some containing a significant quantity of protein which makes microgreens keto friendly.

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Low Carbs Microgreens – Lettuce and Chicory

There was a study which described the carbohydrate content of lettuce and chicory microgreens.

Chicory microgreens had 3.5g of carbs, while the two types of local lettuce microgreens had 3.8g and 4.6g, respectively, according to the study.

These findings are consistent with the USDA database for mature greens, which shows lettuce leaves weighing 2.9g and chicory greens weighing 4.7g.

The percentages are very similar, indicating that both mature veggies and microgreens have little carbohydrate content.

In comparison, the carbohydrate content of:

  • Cooked rice – 28 grams
  • Banana – 23 g
  • Milk (1% Fat) – 5g
  • Egg (Cooked) – 1g

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Microgreens Powder for Keto Diet

You probably have not heard about it, but microgreens powder is a product available in the market. It actually refers to the use of ground microgreens as vitamin supplements.

While I was looking for information, I came across a Perfect Keto (the firm) keto diet supplement powder that claimed to be created from “micro” greens. I’m not affiliated with them, and I’m not going to try to sell you anything.

I only want to draw your attention to one essential point: despite the “Micro” “Greens” powder, no microgreens are used in the production of ingredients. Micro nutrients may be referred to by the term “micros.”

Anyway, I’ve never tried or used the product before, and I don’t believe we should have to spend $50 for the complete bunch of powdered greens, enzyme mix, fruits, extracts, and combining and feeding us in powder form. It is undoubtedly beneficial to us, but it is not, in the broadest sense, what we require. All of the extra processing steps, in essence, degrade the nutrients.

An easier and cheaper way is to pick your favorite microgreens from this list of 87 types of microgreens and start manufacturing your microgreens powder from scratch.

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