What are microgreens?
Microgreens are baby plants, harvested when they are about 2" tall.
What do they taste like?
They taste like mild baby versions of the grown-up plant.
How are microgreens different than sprouts?
Sprouts are seeds that are germinated in water and eaten with the seed, root, and shoot. Microgreens are grown in soil and only the above-ground portion is harvested and eaten.
Why should I eat them?
Microgreens are much more nutrient dense foods than their fully mature counterparts, because they take all of the important vitamins and minerals found in the mature plant and manage to cram them into a much smaller package.
Researchers have found that microgreens have four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant.
Think of it like sprinkling baby vitamin fairies on your salad.
What do you do with them?
~ Add to salads
~ Add to wraps
~ Add to sandwiches
~ Add to smoothies
Recycling: No need to return the clamshells; we do not reuse them.
Note about buckwheat: This lesser-known variety has a mild tangy flavor and huge health benefits. It is high in fiber, and studies have shown that it helps slow down the rate of glucose absorption after a meal, making it a healthy choice for people with diabetes. Buckwheat is also high in manganese, magnesium, copper, and zinc, which are great for the immune system. More info here.