What are microgreens?
Smaller than baby greens but bigger than sprouts these miniature edible greens are grown from the seeds of vegetables and herbs. Their flavour is more intense than mature green vegetables and they can be added to soups, salads and sandwiches, and even blended into smoothies.
One important thing to note: microgreens have a relatively short shelf life so be sure to use them quickly.
Why are people eating microgreens?
Despite their diminutive size, microgreen pack a nutritional punch. They contain a higher nutrient level – said to be roughly 40 times more potent in phytochemicals – than other mature green vegetables.
What are the other health benefits of microgreens?
Microgreens are believed to reduce the risk of heart disease, possibly fight cancer, boost an immune system and potentially improve eyesight. Rich in fibre and vitamin K, they can reduce blood pressure and the anti-inflammatory properties can affect our immunity in a positive way. The prebiotic fibre is also believed to nourish friendly probiotic organism in your tummy associated with positive health and well being.
If you’re looking for ways to enjoy microgreens, here are some tasty recipes from our featured member DelFresco Pure.
Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Tomatoes and Microgreens
If you love grilled cheese, then this is the recipe for you! The flavour from Delfresco Pure’s Ombre tomatoes really comes to life, paired with greenhouse basil microgreens and Dijon mustard!
Taste of Summer Salad
Get the taste of summer everyday with this dreamy strawberry and microgreens filled salad! Packed with nutrient rich foods, this salad filled with greenhouse grown produce will make you feel like its summer all year long!
Rainbow Rollup Wraps
These rainbow wraps are easy finger foods for families on the go and are perfect for home, school, after-school snackin’ or work lunches!
Deconstructed Vegan Sushi Bowls
If you love sushi, then this is the bowl for you! All the sushi ingredients are here but presented in a different way. We love this fresh looking greenhouse produce including cucumbers, peppers and microgreens.