Microgreens are essentially very small edible plants (like lettuce, radishes, beets, watercress, spinach, herbs, and greens) that are harvested when they are very young instead of being allowed to grow to full size. Microgreens are healthy because they are nutrient-dense, meaning they are concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Compared to their adult counterparts, they contain up to 40x the vitamins and a broader spectrum of antioxidants. Microgreens are suitable to eat raw which helps them retain their nutrients, as the high heat in cooking can destroy enzymes, vitamins, and phytonutrients. We grow all of our microgreens right here on the farm so they’re fresh! As soon as any plant is harvested, it starts decomposing and losing its nutrients and health benefits - cutting the microgreens every day ensures you are receiving the freshest ingredients possible while you are enjoying your intimate dining experience here with us. We also offer microgreens for sale and if you decide to take some home - they are cut right before you leave - You Can’t Find Fresher than that unless you grow them at home. Want to start growing microgreens at home? Contact us and we will get you started. Microgreens are great in salads, on sandwiches, on your morning eggs or in your morning smoothie.
What Are The Most Nutritious Microgreens And What Are Its Benefits?
Pea Microgreens and Pea Shoots
Pea shoots are one of the healthiest microgreens. Pea shoots contain beta-carotene – which our bodies convert into vitamin A, vitamin C, folate–essential building blocks for the human body, and fiber. These pea microgreens have a very mild taste, but they can add a crisp texture and green color to your salads and sandwich wraps.
Radish microgreens can also be a nutrient packed option with loads of health benefits. . Radish microgreens include high levels of vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. They also deliver calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc to the human body.
Various microgreens have health benefits for our skin, especially sunflower, radish, broccoli, kale, and nasturtium microgreens, as they provide essential skin nutrients: zinc, vitamins A, B, D, E, sulforaphane antioxidants like polyphenols. Microgreens also have anti-inflammatory effects which can be credited to the antioxidants existing within these tiny but mighty plants.