These greens are like baby vitamin fairies on your salad

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What are microgreens?
Microgreens are baby plants, harvested when they are about 2" tall.  Our producer Danny has been experimenting with growing peas, broccoli, kale, and sunflowers as microgreens.

What do they taste like?
They taste like baby versions of the grown-up plant- so pea microgreens taste sweet like peas and radish microgreens are a little spicy like radishes. 

How are microgreens different than sprouts?
Sprouts are seeds that are germinated in water and eaten with the seed, root, and shoot.  Microgreens are grown in soil and only the above-ground portion is harvested and eaten.

Why should I eat them?
Microgreens are much more nutrient dense foods than their fully mature counterparts, because they take all of the important vitamins and minerals found in the mature plant and manage to cram them into a much smaller package.
Researchers have found that microgreens have four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant. 
Think of it like sprinkling baby vitamin fairies on your salad.

What do you do with them?
~ Add to salads
~ Add to wraps
~ Add to sandwiches
~ Add to smoothies
~ Share your ideas in the GG facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/781153522048964/

Here are a few things I have made with them recently:

 Lettuce, microgreens, carrots, bell peppers, turkey, and pine nuts in this salad.

Lettuce, microgreens, carrots, bell peppers, turkey, and pine nuts in this salad.

 Apple cashew microgreen salad with leftover grilled chicken

Apple cashew microgreen salad with leftover grilled chicken

 Romaine wrap with turkey, cheese, sundried tomatoes, microgreens, and dressing.

Romaine wrap with turkey, cheese, sundried tomatoes, microgreens, and dressing.