What are microgreens?

What are microgreens?

Microgreens are tiny edible greens, or as may some call “seedlings” that grow usually from vegetables or herbs seeds.

Depending on the crop, microgreens are harvested within 7-14 days when the first true leaves start to emerge from the cotyledons.

As a general rule of thumb, most microgreens are 3-7 cm of length, which puts theme somewhere in the middle between their youngsters (Sprouts) & elders (Baby leaves).

Famously known as the “small but mighty” amongst chefs & nutrients, microgreens tend to pack loads of dense nutrients & concentrated flavors.

Also… our microgreens at Graudupes are seldomly frozen or preserved, they grow indoors in a controlled & hygienic environment, & if kept well they can stay fresh for up to 2 weeks!

Sprouts are harvested in 2 to 4 days, Microgreens in 7 to 14 days, Baby Greens in 2 to 3 weeks, Adult Greens in 1 to 2 months

Why should I eat microgreens?

The first obvious reason is because microgreens pack up to 40 times more phytochemicals (nutrients) than their fully grown counterparts… yes, you read it right… UP TO 40X!!

Eating microgreens is the natural alternatives of pills, you can take most of your daily dosage of  many essential vitamins & minerals just by consuming enough microgreens!

Not only that, but they also pack prebiotics & fibers that help you maintain a healthy digestive track.

Another 2 magical words will make you need microgreens in your diet are:

  1. Antioxidants
  2. Anti-inflammatories

& those are the best friends you can get for a long & healthy life… all your organs will thank you for them.

Microgreens contain concentrated amounts of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals fibers & antioxidants.

How can I eat microgreens?

Those tiny amazing seedlings are pretty easy going & won’t often complain on the way you consume them:

  • Mix them into your salads
  • Drink them in your smoothies
  • Fill your sandwich / wrap with them
  • Soups, cooking or baking
  • In sweet or sour dishes
  • Or even as a raw snack or nibbles along with your favorite drink!

Well, the possibilities are endless, being small, fresh, full of flavor, nutrients & fibers makes them excellent to go along with almost any recipe.

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