What are microgreens?
“What are microgreens exactly? They are tiny, immature versions of vegetables, herbs and other plants harvested anywhere from a week to two weeks after germination that tend to be about one to two inches long with the stem and leaves still attached.” –University of Maryland
Do you actually deliver them?
Yes. As long as you live in the Northwest Denver area including most of Denver Highlands, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood or Golden, we can deliver them to you. Click here to view our delivery area and see if your location falls within it.
Why should we eat them?
Well, researchers with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently completed a study to determine the level of nutrients in microgreens compared to their mature counterparts. What they found was amazing. They found research that microgreens contained 4 to 40 times more nutrients than the mature versions of the same plants varieties.
In what way are they so nutritious?
Microgreens are packed with vitamins A, B, C, E, K, beta carotene and folate. In addition, many microgreens contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Essential amino acids and chlorophyll are also present, which have cancer-fighting properties and aid in digestion. Also, the fiber content is very high, which is beneficial to your health. Take a look at the detailed information about microgreen nutrition here.
How do people eat microgreens?
Here is a link to our food blog which we will start to fill with recipes that contain different microgreens. But, in general you can add them into lots of stuff including…
- Garnishes to entrees
- Into smoothies
- As a spicy addition to a salad
- As the main ingredients in a salad!
- Into tacos or anything else that needs lettuce
- Try juicing them if you run out of ideas