And Microgreens Are...?
You're sitting in a restaurant picking at the little green sprigs resting atop your elegant chicken, steak, or salad dish. Can you remember wondering if you could (or should) consume the tiny delacies?
If unfamiliar with these tiny nutrition heros, you probably picked them off and set them aside. We hope to change that by removing the mistique!
Microgreens are simply the baby stage of their parent plants (radishes, broccoli, arugula, ect.), harvested at a younger age, to gain the maximum amount of flavor and nutritional value.
So, I Should Like Them Because...?
Because your mother said eating vegetables was important!
Okay, seriously though. We all know the struggle of getting enough leafy greens into our American diets. Most of us have been faced with that impossible decision of ordering a healthy side salad or fattening french fries slathered in cheese sauce. You know you should get the salad, but somehow you always order the fires.
Enter the tiny but mighty microgreen! According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland, microgreens contain 4 to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterpoints. As such, you can quite the nutritional punch from a handful of these instead of a bowl full of lettuce.
Now, How Do I Eat Them...?
However you want! Microgreens are easy to eat and add add to any dish.
Since these greens are not full size vegetables, you don't have to cut away any stems or leaves. Simply wash, let them dry, and then add them to your favorite receipes. They're great in smoothies, atop savory dinner meals, and fantastic mix-ins for soups.
Remember that flavor punch we talked about? Keep that in mind when adding these to a recipe. A little goes a long way!
Love the broccoli, arugula, and radish in my protein smoothies! Also great on salads! Great quality and lasts more than a week in my fridge!
Love them on my salads, meats and in my daily protein drink!! Great taste!
Fantastic quality & flavor. Very pleased with the farm to table approach, definitely will buy in the future :)