What Are Microgreens?
Microgreens are young vegetable greens that fall somewhere between sprouts and baby leaf vegetables. They have an intense aromatic flavour and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colours and textures. Microgreens are considered baby plants, falling somewhere between a sprout and baby green. That said - they shouldn’t be confused with sprouts, which do not have true leaves. Microgreens are usually harvested 7–21 days after germination, once the plant’s first true leaves have emerged.
Our 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. Read more about their 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!