WHAT ARE MICROGREENS
Microgreens can be any variety of seed harvested right after the first leaves develop. Think of it this way, in between the sprout and baby green stage. Microgreens are different than sprouts, because sprouts are often grown in water and in the dark. We grow our microgreens in soil and in the sun to capture maximum nutrients. At the microgreen stage the plant has a distinct flavor and delicate texture.
Studies show that the density of nutrition in microgreens is at its maximum, compared to fully grown crops. This is due to the nature of beneficial compounds being most dense at the beginning of the life cycle. All the nutrients are already within the seed itself. By harvesting at the microgreen stage we get a food that can be easily converted by our bodies in a bite size package - one single broccoli microgreen becomes one whole head of broccoli.
Microgreens are perfect for adding a delicate boost of flavor or color to just about anything. Use as you would typically use veggies and herbs! Salads, Sandwiches, Soups, Bread, Pizza, Garnish. Ideas below!