We absolutely LOVE microgreens, and you should too.
Microgreens are harvested between the cotyledon stage and first true leaf. They have an wonderfully intense aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures.
Microgreens are packed with nutrients!
While their nutrient contents vary slightly, most varieties tend to be rich in potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium and copper. Microgreens are also a great source of beneficial plant compounds like antioxidants.
What’s more, their nutrient content is concentrated, which means that they often contain higher vitamin, mineral and antioxidant levels than the same quantity of mature greens. Microgreens also contain up to 40 times the concentration of nutrition as the mature plants. Thats incredible!
What started out as only a garnish ( which is still a fantastic way to use microgreens), now has many more uses in cooking as microgreen popularity grows. Garnish a salad or breakfast bagel/sandwich, add to a smoothie, add to a wrap, use them in soups, noodle dishes and more!
We have micro green recipes you can check out on our recipe page. Keep checking in and stay current with new recipes being added through Instagram and Facebook as well!
Pea micros have a light sweetness and taste like sweet peas. Pea microgreens are rich in vitamin B, folate and protein. They have a good source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Studies show they have antibacterial effects, which is thought to prevent ulcers by suppressing Helicobacter pylori. They also have the highest antioxidant capacity among all microgreens, which prevents the development of both cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Radish micros have a spiciness just like their full grown counterpart. Radish microgreens are a good source of vitamin B and C, as well as magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. In addition to its anti-cancer properties, radish microgreens can also reduce the risk of diabetes.
Sunflower micros have a nutty flavor, with a succulent bite and a crunchy stem. They contain cancer fighting compounds such as sulphoraphane, isothinocynates, and antioxidants. They are also full of healthy unsaturated fats and iron.
The Silk Road micros include bok choi and a variety of mustards, giving it a slight amount of spice. They are high in vitamin C and A, which are essential nutrients that act as antioxidants . They also have folate, calcium, vitamin B6, Vitamin K and potassium.
Spicy mix micros include arugula, mustards, and cress creating a dynamic spicy flavor and an array of colors and textures. It's high in fiber and phytochemicals, low in sugar, calories, carbohydrates, and fat. It’s high in several vital nutrients including Calcium, potassium, folate, Vitamin C,K and A
Cilantro micros have a lovely citrusy and grassy flavor. Cilantro is a good source of vitamin K (required for blood coagulation ),a similar concentration of vitamin K as baby spinach, and vitamin C, which is an essential nutrient that acts as an antioxidant.
Basil micros taste just like mature basil. They are rich in vitamin K and Vitamin A, and also have a rich source of manganese. Basil is also full of omega-3 fatty acids and eugenol oil, which has been demonstrated to reduce cardiovascular disease and inflammation.
Broccoli micros have a subtle hint of spiciness. They can contain 5 to 10 times higher concentrations of antioxidants such as glucosinolates and sulphoraphane compared to mature broccoli. They are are rich in Vitamin A, B, C, E, K, as well as iron, potassium and selenium.
Also known as "Curly Cress" or "Peppergrass", this micro is our spiciest option with a complex peppery flavor. It is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin and Niacin, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Though mild in comparison to fully grown arugula leaves, micro Arugula is crisp, green, and has an initial nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness that fades into a peppery and earthy flavor. It contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, calcium, iron, potassium, antioxidants, magnesium, and phosphorus.