What are microgreens?

Microgreens are immature seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. They are harvested at around 7-10 days, depending on the variety. Unlike sprouts, with microgreens you are only eating the leaf and stem.

Microgreens are typically grown indoors in reusable trays. They only require soil, water, and light to grow, so it’s a very sustainable process. After harvest, the soil gets composted and will be added to outdoor garden beds.

Why eat microgreens?

Because they’re harvested so early in their life, microgreens are incredibly nutrient-dense, containing 4-40x more nutrients than the mature plant you would normally eat. These fun little plants are an easy way to get nutrient-packed vegetables into your (and kids!) diet.

Microgreens contain high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These little nutrient bombs can help to lower the risk of many diseases such as diabetes, cancers, and heart disease.

How to eat microgreens?

You can sneak microgreens into just about anything. Top off sandwiches, burgers, toast, pizza, stir-fry, and soup. Mix into wraps, tacos, and salads. Blend into smoothies, sauces, and salsa.

These versatile plants not only give you a nutrient boost, but they’ll also add a fun pop of color to your plate.

*Microgreens are best eaten uncooked, so if adding to hot food, add after heat is turned off.

Varieties

Broccoli

Fresh, mild brassica flavor. Crisp, soft texture. Contains vitamins A, B, C and E, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and sulforaphane.

Cabbage

Strong brassica flavor. Soft and fresh. Contains vitamins C, A, and E, beta-carotenes, potassium and iron. 

Chard

Sweet and earthy. Contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, and protein.

Cilantro

Cilantro flavor. Crisp and fresh. Contains vitamins A, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, dietary fiber and magnesium.

Kale

Strong brassica flavor. Nutty and rich. Crunchy and fresh. Contains vitamins A, C, and K, antioxidants, fiber, iron, and copper.

Mild Mix

Combination of broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, arugula, and red acre cabbage. Nutty, fresh brassica flavors, mild spice. Crunchy and fresh. Contains vitamins K, E, and C, calcium, iron, and beta-carotenes.

Pea

Sweet, fresh pea taste. Crunchy and succulent. Great topping on sandwiches, pasta, or rice. Contains vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, protein, fiber, and omega-3.

Radish

Nutty and spicy. Crunchy and fresh. Contains vitamins A, B-1, B-6, and C, folic and pantothenic acids, niacin, potassium, iron, and phosphorous.

Sunflower

Nutty, sweet, and savory. Crunchy and crisp. Contains vitamin A, C, E, B-Complex, protein, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium.