These little aromatic greens started appearing on the plates of some of the worlds most prestigious chefs in the 1980s. Since then they have grown in popularity, not just for their decorative leaves and vibrant colours but because they are full of flavour and have a high nutritional value.
Microgreens are the babies of the green vegetable family because they measure between 1 – 3 inches (2.5-7.5cm) tall. Like baby greens, only their stems and leaves are edible, however you can harvest them right before you wish to eat them so again they are at their freshest. Microgreens are relatively easy to grow and are harvested 7-21 days after germination, once the plant’s first true leaves have emerged.
Every nutritionist or healthy eating plan will highlight the advantages of increasing your daily intake of fresh flavoursome greens. However some micro greens have larger amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than their more mature counterparts, meaning you do get a much bigger punch of flavour and goodness out of this beautiful little micro greens.
If you wish to eat micro greens as part of a healthy diet or you want to present these stunning little plants to your customers you can be confident you are presenting the very best in flavour and nutritional value.