Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs, having long been a staple of culinary establishments for their unique flavours, textures, and colours inspire all senses. Microgreens Contain More Vitamins and Antioxidants Than Mature Vegetables
These amazing young seedlings condenses all the benefits of the mature plant in a highly concentrated form. Depending on the species, they could contain higher levels of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- B Vitamins
- And many more
Are Microgreens the Same as Sprouts?
Microgreens often get confused with sprouts, but they are a little different. Microgreens are ready to consume about 10-14 days after germination, while sprouts are significantly less mature. At harvest time, microgreens are about 7.5cm in height and include the plant’s first leaves. Sprouts are much less developed, usually taking about 4-7 days before they’re ready to eat.
Microgreens are grown in a growing medium of your choice while sprouts are germinated in water. We eat the stems and leaves of microgreens, but seeds and stems are the edible parts of a sprout. Both are delicious, although the plant’s true character and flavour profile does not reach its full potential as a sprout this is where the magic of microgreens really shines.
The Seed 2 Harvest Microgreens starter kit is an easy-to-use concept whereby individuals are able to harvest a quick return on a high value and highly nutritious crop, which has up to 40x times more vital nutrients than mature plants – extremely high in anti-oxidants and are important cancer, cholesterol and diabetes fighters.
Our kits are very convenient to grow, as they can be grown in a variety of locations, including outdoors, in greenhouses and even on your windowsill.