What are Microgreens?
Are you looking for something new and healthy to add to your stay at home menu?
Try Microgreens! They will become your new food addiction!
Microgreens are baby veggies. Vegetables harvested when they are 1-3” tall. Somewhere between a sprout and a green.
What is the difference between a Microgreen and a Sprout?
The difference is simple.
They both start as seeds but sprouts are grown in water and harvested just as the seed is sprouted. You eat the seed and sprout as one. Hence the name- sprout.
Microgreens are baby plants that are grown in soil. You eat the leaves and stems and the seed stays planted in the soil.
What is difference between microgreen and full grown vegetable?
it is true that in microgreens, kale is kale, broccoli is broccoli, beet is beet, basil is basil, just in a tiny micro form.
Don’t think because they are little they are not powerful.
It’s because they are harvested when so young that several variations of vegetables and herbs offer more nutritional punch and greater amounts of health promoting miconutirens than mature vegetables.
That means that microgreens of broccoli offers superior nutritional value than a full grown broccoli.
More nutrients, fiber with less bulk. Read more (HERE)
Microgreens shouldn’t replace your spinach salad, but would make a wonderful addition.
When added they have wonderful flavor that is tender and true. I find them easier to add to recipes than a handful of spinach or Kale or chopping up a head of broccoli to add to a recipe.
I can add a handful of micro greens to almost any dish. Soups, salads, sandwiches, smoothies. I will add a handful of micro greens alongside any dish and drizzle some olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper for a healthy kick.
I think of them as a spice. You wouldn’t hesitate to add a handful of chopped parsley, why hesitate to add a handful of microgreens.
There are a variety of different microgreens.
Kale, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Beets, Radish, Basil, Arugula, Parsley, the list is long and delicious.
Please choose organic growers. Think about how small, tender and low growing these plants are when harvested. You want a grower the is using organic methods.
Grow your own!
Don’t discount growing them yourself. They are a quick to grow and take up limited space.
Check out the Micro Gardener’s Easy Guide to Growing Microgreens by clicking (HERE)