Microgreens are good sources of vitamins and minerals

Are you aware of all the vitamins and minerals necessary to stay healthy, both internally and externally? Do you know in what foods you can find them, the quantities present and how they are best consumed?

Vitamins are essential for maintaining growth, development and health. Mineral supplements and trace elements are the key to keeping your body working as well as it should.

Food is the best source of vitamins and minerals

Food is always the best way to get vitamins and minerals. Humans have evolved to extract these resources from food and then put them to good use.

So, instead of reaching for the jar of nutritional supplements, whenever possible you should think about what goes on your plate and in your glass. Is your diet giving you all the resources you need to stay healthy?

Plantui microgreens are full of these good resources. The vitamin and mineral contents of microgreens are 40-50 times higher than those of adult plants. In addition to high levels of vitamins C, E, and K, microgreens are also high in carotenoids, especially beta-carotene. Carotenoids can be converted into vitamin A and act in the body as antioxidants, protecting against cell damage and inflammation. Microgreens are also rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium, iron, zinc and copper.

Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins

The importance of vitamin C has long been known. In addition to keeping us lively and boosting our immune system, vitamin C is important for healthy skin, hair and teeth. In addition to tissues, vitamin C is important for bone growth and cell regeneration. Vitamin C is important if you are seeking to keep your body’s production of collagen functioning well so that your skin will stay smooth.

Vitamin C also helps with the absorption of iron, promotes the function of vitamin E and protects against various diseases.

Vitamin C is a revitalizing vitamin and it is a recommended part of our daily intake because of its water solubility.

Vitamin K for strong bones and clear arteries

Vitamin K plays an essential role in blood clotting, and is also important for bones. Adequate intake of vitamin K prevents osteoporosis as it affects calcium metabolism. Vitamin K improves resistance and also prevents calcification of arteries.

Vitamin E brings external and internal well-being

Vitamin E ensures that the skin stays healthy and glowing. If your skin is dry and flaky, make sure you get enough vitamin E to prevent inflammation and protect your skin from oxygen radicals.

Vitamin E also protects us on a deeper level below the surface by blocking free radicals and disrupting the destructive impact they have on our cell structures. Studies also suggest that vitamin E may p

revent cardiovascular disease. Another important study into vitamin E is the potential protective effect against cancer.

Beta-carotene – not just available in carrots

Carotenoids, which can be converted into vitamin A, act as antioxidants in our bodies. Carotene is stored in the body and converted to vitamin A as needed. Vitamin A takes care of the skin and mucous membranes, as well as our eyes and visual well-being.

Minerals contained in Plantui microgreens

Minerals have their own special functions in our body. Essential minerals must be obtained from food, because our bodies cannot produce them independently. Plantui’s microgreens provide an abundance of calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc and copper.

Calcium is a building block for bone development; potassium supports the heart, muscl

es and nervous system; magnesium is needed by both muscles and bones; sodium plays an important role in regulating body fluid balance; iron affects not only physical endurance but also our mood; zinc is great for the hair and strengthens our immune system; whilst the main function of copper is regulate the pigmentation in our skin and hair.

 

Plantui Lighting: patented technology brings the best out of plants

Did you know?

  • Plants use only 37% of sunlight
  • A Plantui device is optimized to produce the exact light spectrum plants require
  • Plantui’s unique system also provides light to the lower parts of the plants

Many indoor plant growers run into problems as not all plants thrive indoors, especially during the dark winter. Seeds may not germinate properly, and if they do, a lack of light can cause seedlings to grow a weak and thin stem as they try to reach out to the sun. In addition, the plant has insufficient energy to grow decent roots. This results in wasted seeds, yellowing leaves, plant diseases that affect weak plants, pest infestations as well as low-yield crops – all the things that drive gardeners crazy!

At Plantui, our smart garden plant lamps are specially developed to delight plants at every stage of growth. Thanks to our patented lighting technology (used by professional farmers), you can be sure your plant will receive all the light it needs – guaranteed! This is still true even if you place your Plantui behind a pitch-black cabinet!

How is Plantui’s lighting different from lights in other indoor gardens?

Light is a plant’s energy source and the most important thing necessary for growth.

Plants often need additional light but the question is what kind? If you were to ask the plant, it would need a light that is sufficiently powerful and supports them at different stages of growth. From germination to harvest, a plant needs different wavelengths of light and in the right proportions, so the plants also have time to rest.

Fortunately, understanding plants and their growth is our specialty! Plantui’s plant light gives plants everything they need, and nothing unnecessary or harmful. That’s why we’ve removed harmful wavelengths, such as UV and IR rays, from our plant lights.

And unlike many other indoor gardens, our plant lights offer more than just white LED light. Ordinary white LED plant lights give plants the extra light it needs. However, for photosynthesis, the plant needs support from a wider range of the light spectrum.

Plants need an average of at least 1,000 lux of light for 10-16 hours a day, sometimes even more. Normally, indoors, the amount of lux without a plant lamp is well below the required demand.

With Plantui’s professional standard LED Grow Lights, well-being is not limited by lux, as there is enough luminance, up to 10,000 lux.

Also, there’s no need to worry about being dazzled when standing next to a Plantui – the lights are aimed directly at the plant and the light is harmless to the eyes. As a decorative feature, a Plantui is stylish and a delight to the eye in every way. At night, the Plantui automatically turns off its lights for eight hours, set to a time of your choice. This way, both you and your plant can sleep peacefully and wake up refreshed for a new day.

Plants need different wavelengths of light

 

Strong light alone is not enough. Different wavelengths of light are required.

The wavelength and intensity of the light emitted by a Plantui light hat varies according to the growth stage of the plant. All you have to do is add a height block whenever the plants start to touch the light hat. Plantui takes care to provide the best dosage of light for the growth of your plant.

During the germination phase, seeds germinate better in dimmer light, as strong light may dry out the seed. When a plant germinates, it must first lay proper roots whilst also growing a strong stem. For this reason, Plantui provides more suitable blue and red light to support plant germination and development in the seedling stage. That’s why, during the germination phase, the light shining from the Plantui is a delightful pink.

When the first height block is added to the smart garden after the first leaves have grown, the pink germination light changes to a brighter light. In addition to the red wavelength, the light dosage is supplemented with green, and the amount of blue light also increases.

Plants in the growth stage need a lot of blue wavelength in particular to support growth and to create flavor, vitamins, and antioxidants. The blue wavelength is familiar from the sunlight of northern climates. It is this blue light, which is so distinct in Lapland and has a special impact on taste and nutritional value, that inspired us to create the best light for plants.

Boosting light for the plant’s lower and inner sections

 

Want to really treat your plants? Give them something only available in professional greenhouses.

Plantui is the world’s only indoor garden in which your plants receive light even to their lower and inner sections. Plantui’s boosting light block can be used in place of a regular height block. The boosting light helps to provide light to the plant’s otherwise shaded parts, bathing them in light. A consequence of this unique light solution is that the plants produce an intense taste and plentiful harvest.

An ecological and sustainable light solution for plants

The Plantui light hat contains either 9 or 18 LED bulbs, depending on the size of the device, which operate for 16 hours a day. At this point, you may be wondering, “How much electricity does this consume?” or “How long until the LED bulbs burn out?”

The Plantui device consumes less electricity than an incandescent bulb. In addition, the electricity use of the device fulfills other operations than just lighting. The lifespan of a Plantui LED plant light is 100,000 hours.

In the event of any fault arising from the lights (or any other part of the Plantui device), you can of course request replacement spare parts through us. We will also help to maintain the equipment, keeping it in perfect condition whenever possible. If you have any concerns, please contact our customer service at hi@plantui.com

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