OMG! If you haven’t tried these little beauties get yourself to farmers market tomorrow and GET SOME! I’m talking about MICROGREENS!
What are they?
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.
Microgreens are considered baby plants, falling somewhere between a sprout and baby green.
That said, they shouldn’t be confused with sprouts, which do not have leaves. Sprouts also have a much shorter growing cycle of 2–7 days, whereas microgreens are usually harvested 7–21 days after germination, once the plant’s first true leaves have emerged.
Microgreens are more similar to baby greens in that only their stems and leaves are considered edible. However, unlike baby greens, they are much smaller in size and can be sold before being harvested.
This means that the plants can be bought whole and cut at home, keeping them alive until they are consumed.
They are great additions to salads, taco greens, smoothies, sandwich toppings and this list goes ON and on! I’m ADDICTED! You gotta try them!
Shout out to Kelly Calnan @nlfarmmicrogreens for being so photogenic and fun! Go check out her booth at the Helena Farmers Market: Northern Lights Farm