Magic of Microgreens
Farmers are now offering tiny baby seedlings of familiar plants, called microgreens to many dining establishments as a trendy addition to their menus. They’re even appearing in recipes prepared by your local food trucks. What are microgreens and why are they so popular now?
Microgreens, not to be confused with ‘sprouts,’ are very young leafy shoots of some of your favorite vegetables such as wheat grass, buckwheat, radish, lettuce, broccoli, arugula, and many more. They’re usually no larger than 1-1/2 inches and no older than two to three weeks between germination and harvest.
Recent research has suggested that microgreens could hold more nutrient value than their grown-up counterparts. Looking at four different nutrients, they found that microgreens have four to six times the nutrient value of mature plants! Their flavors are more intense, too.
This doesn’t mean you should stop eating a big leafy green salad made with mature vegetables, but microgreens can offer additional flavor and texture to your everyday meals. Pick up some fresh microgreens from Organon Farms.
Try Cookin' the Market's Eggs and Fava Bean Crostini with Microgreens - yummy!