Our lettuce, microgreens and herbs are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants that play a huge role in our overall health.
They build our immune systems, help make bones strong, heal wounds, promote a healthy gut, and repair cellular damage.
Feeding our bodies what they need will leave us feeling strong, healthy and full of energy.
By adding greens that are rich in nutrients to our everyday meals, we can significantly improve our health. And with microgreens, a little goes a long way.
---Nutrition Profiles for the Greens We Grow
Microgreens are young vegetable greens. Although they are small, microgreens have a significant amount of nutrients. In general, microgreens contain greater amounts of nutrients and health-promoting or disease-preventing micronutrients than their mature counterparts.
Imagine this vegetable seed, full of all the building blocks to grow into a nutritious plant. The biological makeup for a fully grown plant exists in this seed. Now spread the seeds generously and provide it nourishment to grow. The seeds grow into young sprouts in a delightful dense bundle, and now you have a more concentrated serving of nutrition with less biomass.
Microgreens are known for their high antioxidant content and are considered a functional food where they potentially have a positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition.
Microgreens are also easy to eat because they are small for garnishing any dish, and require no cooking. They can be eaten raw as a tasty finger food or they can be easily tossed in a salad, layered in a sandwich, or sprinkled on a pizza. No matter how you toss them, microgreens will give your meal a rush of nutritious flavor.
Sprouts & Microgreens may look similar, but they are actually slightly different stages of a plant's life.
A sprout is produced when a seed starts its journey of growing into adulthood. The sprout stage is 2-4 days after germination and sprouts are eaten as a whole: roots, seed and plant. Although nutritious, we don't grow sprouts due to them being more susceptible to bacteria contamination.
Microgreens are the intermediate stage between sprouts and baby greens and they grow in about 7-14 days. They will have formed the cotyledons and sometimes even their first set of true leaves, unlike sprouts. Because microgreens are grown in a medium and not directly soaking in water, microgreens are less susceptible to bacterial contamination than sprouts. Microgreens also offer more developed flavor and texture. We love them!
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