Healthy recipe ideas for using fresh produce in your meals
Second only to sprouts, microgreens are the quickest food crop we urban gardeners can grow! If you have limited time, space or gardening skills let me introduce you to growing microgreens. Tasty, nutrient-dense ‘fast food’ in just a few easy steps.
What are Microgreens?
With sprouts, you eat the fully germinated seed. I think of sprouts as the ‘babies’ of the plant world. Microgreens are the next stage in a plant’s development, when the germinated seeds have developed tiny roots and their first true leaves (cotyledons). They have similar health benefits to sprouts, but greater nutritional value.
Whereas sprouts are seeds that germinate by being soaked and rinsed in water, microgreens are grown in soil. So you can add minerals to boost the nutrient value and flavour. These young seedlings are harvested smaller than baby salad leaves. (more…)