Microgreens are healthy, yummy, and pretty to look at. They are a marvelous addition to any healthy diet, and they can be used in sandwiches, wraps, salads, juices, blends, dishes, and culinary creations. If you were wondering why there are long lines at the farmers market to buy products from City Side Farm, read on to find the reason.
Microgreens are young vegetable greens that fall somewhere between sprouts and baby leaf vegetables. Not to be confused with sprouts or shoots, harvested just after the cotyledon leaves have developed and possibly with one set of true leaves.
Microgreens have an intense aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures. Microgreens are rich in nutrients. They often contain larger amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than their more mature counterparts.
Microgreens are a rich source of polyphenols, a class of antioxidants, key nutrients found in them are ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherols (vitamin E), phylloquinone (vitamin K), and beta-carotene (a vitamin A precursor), plus other related carotenoids in the cotyledons. Microgreens may be eaten raw, juiced, or blended and can be incorporated into a variety of cold and warm dishes. They first appeared in the restaurants of San Francisco Bay during the 1980s and have steadily gained popularity ever since.
A wide range of microgreens can be found, including broccoli, radish and arugula, lettuce, endive, chicory and radicchio, dill, carrot, fennel and celery, garlic, onion, leek, amaranth, quinoa swiss chard, beet and spinach, melon, cucumber and squash among others.
Microgreens have a great range of tastes, which can range from neutral to spicy, slightly sour, or even bitter, depending on the variety. Generally speaking, their flavor is considered strong and concentrated.
Yummy, versatile, nutritious, and pretty. You could not ask for more from a veggie.
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