Frequently asked questions about microgreens and some more interesting information.
What Are Microgreens?
Microgreens are small seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. They typically have their first set of leaves and is harvested either before or just after the formation of the first true leaf. Microgreens should not be confused with sprouts as sprouts are harvested before any leaves are formed.
Microgreens also form part of a food group, called Superfoods.
What are Superfoods?
Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Microgreens contain a higher concentration of nutrients than their mature counterparts and this attribute makes for a more intense and unique flavour.
How Do I Use Microgreens?
Microgreens can be used in salads with other leafy greens or it can be used as a stand alone salad. Microgreens add unique flavour and is a great addition to any dish even sandwiches, wraps and soups. They can be used as a garnish to add a visual flair to dishes and impress guests with that five star restaurant look. They are best used raw, although the pea shoots can be used in stir fries and is added just before serving.
Research conducted in the USA has shown that broccoli microgreens are 40 times more nutritious than the mature broccoli counterpart. Radish microgreens are 20 to 25 times more nutritious. Pea shoots are great sources of protein and fiber. A cup of pea shoots is considered to be 50 percent of the daily protein requirements.
Microgreens are high in vitamins and minerals and because they are consumed raw these nutrients are not lost through cooking.
Is Little Big Farms Certified Organic?
Currently we are not. We do however grow Organically, use non-GMO Seeds, use No Pesticides and Certified Organic Products wherever possible.
We believe in a sustainable future for all. A future where we as a farm should also play a part in preserving our land and reduce our impact on the environment.
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