Mighty Microgreens (Mustard & Kale)
You can never go wrong with microgreens! They are the easiest way to add nutrition into your diet. Our microgreens come to you in a pot so they remain fresh until you harvest them. Keep them moist and cut a few when you need them. Best used within a week.
Micro greens and Nutritional Fact
Microgreens are young vegetable greens that are approximately 1–3 inches (2.5–7.5 cm) tall. They have an aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures. They are baby plants, falling somewhere between a sprout and baby green.
They shouldn’t be confused with sprouts, which do not have leaves.
Microgreens stems and leaves are considered edible. However, unlike baby greens, they are much smaller in size and sold before being harvested. This means that the plants can be bought whole and cut at home, keeping them alive until they are consumed.
Microgreen pack a nutritional punch
Their vibrancy and delicateness make for an obvious choice in visual appeal, giving dishes that necessary pop. But these pretty little things are also, though minuscule in size, concentrated in nutrients. Studies have shown that microgreens are loaded with nutrients, such as vitamins, C, E, K, lutein, and beta-carotene.
Like its full-grown counterparts, the levels of these nutrients vary across the wide array of microgreens. Of course, mature vegetables could never be replaced, providing you with the necessary fiber that your body needs, but microgreens fill in all of the other gaps in your dietary needs.
Ways to include in your Diet
There are many ways to include microgreens in your diet.
- Microgreens may be eaten raw, juiced or blended and can be incorporated into a variety of cold and warm dishes.
- They can be incorporated into a variety of dishes, including sandwiches, wraps and salads.
- Microgreens may also be blended into smoothies or juiced. Wheatgrass juice is a popular example of a juiced microgreen.
- Another option is to use them as garnishes on pizzas, soups, omelets, curries and other warm dishes.
Micro Greens and Quinoa Salad
For The Salad:
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup tomatoes halved
1/2 cup kalamata olives pitted
2 1/2 tbsp green onion sliced thinly
1 ounce small can cooked black beans rinsed
1/2 avocado cut into small squares
2 cups micro greens
Dressing of your Choice
Mediterranean Salad Dressing
Cook the quinoa as per the instructions on the pack, once it’s ready let it cool. When cool, add the rest of the ingredients.
Add two tablespoons of dressing of your choice to the mixture and toss gently. Add more dressing if preferred.
Place on plates and serve at once, or store in the fridge until ready to use.