What Are Microgreens?
Microgreens are young vegetable greens that fall somewhere between sprouts and baby leaf vegetables. They have an intense aromatic flavour and a concentrated nutrient content that comes in a variety of colours and textures. That said - they shouldn’t be confused with sprouts, which do not have leaves. Sprouts also have a much shorter growing cycle of 2–7 days, whereas microgreens are usually harvested 7–21 days after germination, once the plant’s first true leaves have emerged.
My microgreens are grown in soil from the same seeds as any other salad or vegetable. They are harvested around 7-28 days old. Not only are they tender and flavourful, but they are also packed full of nutrients. In 2012 a nutritional study by the university of Maryland found that microgreens were 4-40 times more nutrient dense than their mature counterparts. You can read all about that study HERE!
Microgreens are very versatile and can be used in pretty much any dish. You can add them to soups, salads, or sandwiches for an extra burst of flavour. Add them to smoothies or juices - or just as a snack on their own !