Microgreens are the young seedlings (shoots) of newly germinated edible plants, such as broccoli, red cabbage and radish.
These young shoots are denser, than their older, larger plants, in nutrients, anti-oxidants and polyphenols, making them very tasty. It is thought that the higher concentration of these chemicals deters the plants’ normal predators, for example, snails. Ironically, it is what makes humans want to eat the microgreens!
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Microgreens, like all edible plants that are part of a good balanced diet, contain vitamins – B1, (peas and sunflower) , C, E and K, as well as essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. As with all green veg they contain beta carotene that your body uses to make vitamin A.
You can add them to salads, sprinkle over soups, stews, curries, risottos, pasta bakes and casseroles as garnish or add them to any plate of food. They are also good in sandwiches, pitta breads and wraps, along with other fillings of your choice.
Feeding your mind and soul, as well as your body
Some research has indicated that just being in the general proximity of plants can be beneficial for our mental health. Growing your own greens gives you something tangible to focus on. Growing plants gives you the opportunity to be creative, while also helping to reduce stress.
You can involve children in growing these seeds and, as well as them learning where some of their food originates, they can learn about germination and photosynthesis.
Children can also learn that plants are essential for life. Plants take in carbon dioxide and water to make food and then make and release oxygen as a by product.
Grow anywhere, any time!
Our microgreens are incredibly easy to grow, even for the least green-fingered of people! Whether you live in a studio apartment or a sprawling mansion, you only need a small space to place your kitchen windowsill garden. There’s no need to worry about seasons – these little wonders grow all year round! Our microgreens are organically produced and are completely free from toxin, so with just a little bit of love, time and attention, your clever little microgreens will soon become food for your plate. All you need to do, once they are sown is make sure they stay hydrated by watering them, but take care not to overwater.