What Are Microgreens?

The word “micro” here says it all. Microgreens are young shoots of edible vegetables and herbs. Unlike larger herbs and vegetables that take weeks or months to grow, microgreens are harvested at the seedling stage when they have only their seed leaves and before their true leaves develop.

Benefits of Microgreens

High in Nutrients

4 to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts

Contains Polyphenols

Most polyphenols work as antioxidants in the body

High in Vitamins & Minerals

higher vitamin and mineral levels than their mature greens

Kids Love them!

Enhance any meal by adding microgreens!

These small shoots grow to only 1–3 inches tall when harvested, though they pack a big, bold flavor.

Microgreens differ from sprouts, even though they look similar and both are seedlings. Microgreens are grown in soil, typically eaten fresh, and only the seed leaves and stem are eaten. Sprouts are often grown without soil, and eaten roots and all.

Sprouts are germinated with water (no soil) and have a harvest window of 4-6 days. Since the sprout is harvested with the seed still attached, they often become a breeding ground for bacteria. Growers harvest microgreens by removing them from the root and seed, making them much less susceptible to waterborne bacterial contamination.

Despite their small stature, they are a concentrated nutrient powerhouse packed with beneficial vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Microgreens have been found to have more health benefits than any other vegetable and can be up to 40 times more potent in vitamins & nutrients.