Micro Greens Kit
Product of Nature micro-greens seeds grow fresh, delicious micro-greens year round for use in salads, sandwiches, smoothies or your favorite entrees. Recommended for use with Product of Nature germination pads and trays.
Microgreens may be tiny, but they've become a huge trend found everywhere from corner bistros to plastic-wrapped at the grocery store. And if you've taken a look at the prices, they are not cheap! The good news is that it's easy to grow your own microgreens, indoors or out.
What Are Microgreens?
Microgreens are simply greens, lettuces, and herbs that are harvested when they are quite young - generally when they are approximately an inch tall.
Microgreens are pack a nutrient punch
Researchers have found that leaves from almost all of the microgreens had four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant. The findings appear in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Microgreens could easily be confused with sprouts, but they're not the same thing. Sprouts are seeds germinated in water just long enough (usually 48 hours) to grow roots, a stem and pale, underdeveloped leaves. Microgreens, on the other hand, need soil and sunlight and at least 7 days to grow before you can harvest them. This distinction is important for food safety, since sprouts have recently been implicated in a number foodborne illness outbreaks