Massive Nutrition in Small Packets – That’s how we know Microgreens. They are the ultimate superfood that you can grow in your kitchen.
Microgreens are nutrient-packed, flavor-rich miniature versions of commonly eaten greens and vegetables. These include pakchoi, mustard, carrots, beetroot, kale, rocket, chia, wheatgrass, spinach and much more. These tiny powerhouses of nutrients are the post-sprout, pre-adulthood stage of plants that gourmet chefs like to use as edible jewelry for their dishes. They are super easy to grow and are packed with nutrients.
Did You Know These Interesting Facts About Microgreens?
- Red cabbage microgreens contain 6x more Vitamin C and 40x more Vitamin E than the full-grown leaves.
- The nutrition in 20 oz Broccoli can be acquired in the body by just having 1 oz of microgreens.
- These little power packets have been found to be helpful in cancer and many other disorders as well!
- Growing microgreens requires minimal space, sunshine, time. Moreover, you’ll have your first harvest within just 5-10 days. You can even grow them on your windowsill.
- Despite being called “greens,” there are also wonderful reds, yellows and purples that provide a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
Microgreens add color, taste and freshness to salads, soups and sandwiches. Or you can just whiz them into smoothies and juices. They offer many exciting new textures and flavours to otherwise bland food. Being so immature, the flavour is exceptionally intense. They are often used as edible garnishes. You can grow them from the seeds of almost any vegetable. They are harvested 7-21 days after planting. They are sold as blends of different seeds as well as single varieties such as coriander, rocket, red chard, basil, sango and watercress.
These power-packets of nutrition are highly perishable and need to be washed and cooled quickly following harvest. It is advisable to weigh them while harvesting. It is best to pack them in clear, plastic clamshell containers, but you can also use food-grade resealable plastic bags. Store them in a cool and dry place to keep them from spoiling.