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?
Vitamins and nutrients are much more concentrated in microgreens than they are in regular vegetables. So a small serving of microgreens will supply just as much if not more nutrition than a larger portion of regular veggies.
- Radish microgreens have 6 times as much vitamin C as regular radishes.
- Arugula microgreens have 7 times as much beta carotene as regular arugula.
- Pea microgreens have 10 times as much Vitamin K as regular peas.
Think of it like sprinkling vitamin confetti on your food!
What do you do with them?
- Add to salads.
- Add to wraps.
- Add to sandwiches.
- Add to smoothies.
- Use as a garnish on almost anything!
- See pictures with ideas here.
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.