Microgreens is very young and tiny plant in a growth phase, a few days after germination. It enriches dishes with its colors, sweet up to spicy taste and high value of vitamins. You can use them in salads, sandwiches, main dishes, soups, or sauces.
The cultivation of this method usually takes 1-2 weeks before or after the appearance of the first true letters. The plants are ready for harvest when it reaches the size of 25 - 40 mm. Plants are collected with stems. Majority of vegetables, lettuce, or herbs are edible.
According to the USDA Agricultural Research Service study performed at the beginning of 2014 shows that Microgreens can contain up to five times more vitamins (/ g) than the adult plant. The test focuses primarily on a study of vitamins C, E, K and beta carotenoids. 25 types of plants have been examined and the largest concentrations of vitamins showed red cabbage, coriander, amaranth and radish.
Microgreens favorite plants are: lettuce, basilica, arugula, mustard, cucumber, dill, carrot, celery, beet, broccoli, sunflower, lambs lettuce, pak choi, mizuna, komatsuno, peas, water cress and many others.
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