What are microgreens?
Microgreens, the miniature, power-packed version of a plant. Microgreens are simply the young version of green leafy vegetables in a category that is between a sprout and baby greens. They have a subtle texture a bold aromatic flavor to accompany the powerful nutrient content.
Microgreens can be from a variety of fruit and vegetable subgroups.
- Dill, carrot, fennel and celery – Apiaceae family
- Lettuce, endive, chicory and radicchio – Asteraceae family
- Garlic, onion, leek – amaryllidaceae family
- Melon, cucumber and squash – Cucurbitaceae family
- Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, watercress, radish and arugula – Brassicaceae family
- A variety of others, including some grains, oats, legumes and beans.
Microgreens offer a very high amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight off free-radicals that are agents that cause disease and aging. Microgreens have extremely high levels of powerful vitamins and minerals. Microgreens have very high levels of Vitamin K.
How to use them:
Add to a salad
Top any meat or meat alternative
Add to a sandwich as a topping or as the main component of the sandwich
Blend in a smoothie or shake
Add to pasta
Garnish your dish