Updated: Jan 8, 2020
It took me a while to try to eat microgreens, mostly because I didn’t know what they really were. But when I started to help Lorraine at Good Seed Garden, I had the opportunity to see them growing from seeds, I was curious and I decided to give them a try. Now I am a convert.
So what are microgreens anyway?
Microgreens are small shoots between sprouts and baby vegetables. They are usually harvested 1-3 weeks after germination, once the plant’s first true leaves have emerged.
The new Superfood!
What I love about microgreens is their variety of health benefits. Because they are harvested after germination stage, all the nutrients they need to grow are there. Researchers have found that microgreens contain up to five times more vitamins and minerals than their fully grown counterparts.
When I eat microgreens, I know that I do something good for my body. The vitamins and minerals you can get in microgreens help the body fight disease by strengthening the immune system. They are also great for detoxifying the body because they contain a lot of antioxidants. Even your eyes and skin can also benefit from microgreens nutrients! Since I started to eat microgreens, I can feel that I have a new energy and I can tell that my body is becoming detoxified.
How to use them...
In addition to health benefits, I love the way microgreens can add flavor, texture and color to any meal. I use them in seasoning, salads, in a sandwich, on pizza after it has come out of the oven. I even garnish soups with them, it’s brimming with fresh veggies and warms me right up.
Each microgreen is different. You can adjust them to your own taste. Cress is like wasabi. Radish a little spicy, sunflower more sweet and crunchy.
Microgreens are convenient to eat, tasty and super healthy! Let’s give them a try!
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Written by Delphine Seguy, currently an intern for Good Seed Garden