Do you struggle with getting enough greens in your diet?
Current nutritional advice tells us to consume 30% of our diet from greens. Here’s a solution; microgreens.
Microgreens are teeny, tiny (and tasty) forms of edible greens, harvested when they are less than 2 inches tall. Microgreens are different from sprouts in that they are grown from plant seeds and only the stems and leaves are eaten, not the roots. Their growing period is only 10-14 days.
These miniature greens are classified as “functional foods,” foods which contain health-promoting and disease-preventing properties.
Like all greens, microgreens have varying nutritional values composed of vitamins, minerals, fiber and even some omega-3 fatty acids. Microgreens also contain high levels of concentrated active compounds. These compounds come in the form of phytonutrients: carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols and indoles (just to name a few).
Microgreens are highly versatile and can be eaten blended or individually. They are tender and packed with flavour. They come in many varieties. Some examples are: