Microgreens

A superfood worth mentioning!

Microgreens are young vegetable greens in the growth stage between sprouts and baby leaf vegetables. They have an intense aromatic flavour and concentrated nutrients. Known as a superfood, these tiny microgreens are packed with nutrition; up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts! They are an easy way to increase important vitamins and minerals into the diet because a little goes a long way. Eating nutrients in real food is known to be better absorbed and utilized by the body than supplements which can benefit our health and prevent many diseases.

 
How do I eat them?

The answer is anywhere, anytime, on anything. Some enjoy microgreens as a snack by themselves; top soups, pizza, sandwiches, and casseroles-any dish goes. Just remember to rinse before use, keep them refrigerated, eat them raw, and as fresh as possible (within 1-5 days of harvest). Visit our recipe page for great ideas!

 
Common Varieties:
  • Rocket Arugula - is crisp, green, and has an initial nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness that fades into a peppery, earthy, and pungent bite.

  • Pea Shoots - are very high in Vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting and other body processes. They are also full of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and folic acid.

  • Sunflower Shoots - provide a significant amount of vitamin b, vitamin E and zinc. They also contain chlorophyll, potassium, and magnesium. Sunflower shoots offer all the amino acids needed to from a complete plant protein and have upwards of twenty to twenty-five percent protein. Perfect for adding a mild nutty flavour and crunch.

  • Wheat Grass - a potent source of nutrients, wheatgrass contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, C, and E as well as amino acids and enzymes. Wheatgrass also contains upwards of 70% of the natural plant pigment chlorophyll which studies have shown may help prevent certain cancers. Wheatgrass is most commonly served juiced as this makes it easier to digest and improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

  • China Rose Radish - extremely good source of Vitamin C and also provides Potassium and Magnesium. High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Folate, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Copper and Manganese. Bold and spicy.

  • Broccoli - "King of Micros" They can contain up to 40 times the levels of nutrients by weight compared to adult broccoli. High in anti-cancer antioxidants and enzymes, Sulforaphane.

  • Kale - one of the most nutritious super-foods known. High in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, carotene, amino acids, and protein.

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