What are Microgreens?

Microgreens are young vegetable greens, typically between 1 – 3 weeks of age and range in height up to a few inches. At this age the very small stems and leaves of these greens are delicate and easy to chew. They can be eaten whole and uncooked and have a subtle and more palatable flavor than the fully mature vegetable. 

Why should I eat Microgreens?

Microgreens are incredibly nutrient dense. Many studies have shown that when compared to the mature vegetable counterpart, pound for pound microgreens contain many times the concentration of vitamins and nutrients. 

Since eating vegetables has often been shown to lower risk of many diseases and health complications thanks to the various vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and polyphenols. Eating these mini vegetables could also reap those same benefits. Microgreens can have benefits like helping to lower blood pressure, lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, lower risk of diabetes, support overall gut health, and lower your risk of developing various types of cancers. 

Even though the health benefits make a good argument as to why you should add them to your diet, we believe the flavors alone are enough to turn you on to the world of microgreens. Adding these little punches of flavor to any dish is so simple and fresh.

How Do I Eat Microgreens?

Eating microgreens can be eaten in a variety of ways and their small size makes it very easy to add to nearly any dish. Below are a few easy ways to eat microgreens:

  • Add them to a salad or Mix a variety of microgreens to make a salad on their own
  • Top any sandwich (we like to add basil to a pizza burger)
  • Bump up the nutrient content to your favorite smoothy
  • Fold them in to an omelet
  • Garnish that date night plate for a wow factor
  • Or just grab a handful for a quick snack

Because of their delicate nature and high water content it’s not recommended to cook microgreens. While doing so will not be harmful, the microgreens will shrivel quickly and have a lower burn temperature. It’s best to add the raw microgreens to the dish after the dish has been fully cooked.

What Variety of Microgreens Are We Growing?

We will continue to add and experiment with new varieties. We are also open to trying new varieties by request. At this time we are growing the following microgreens:

  • Red Stem Radish
  • Purple Radish
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Genovese Basil 

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