Micro Greens

 

 

Radish Purple Sango

 

As we’re gearing up for the beginning of our extended season, I’ve been experimenting with Micro Greens. Micro Greens are leafy veggies extended beyond the seedling stage to provide a colorful thicket of flavorful, nutrition-packed greens. Because Micro Greens contain higher levels of concentrated active compounds than found in mature plants, they fall under the recently established “functional food” group – those food products that maintain and promote health.

 

How Are They Used?

If you have any of your own favorite Micro Green recipes, please share them in the comments section!

Have a wonderful weekend-

Elizabeth

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Bill Christopher says:

    “Micro Greens contain higher levels of concentrated active compounds than found in mature plants, they fall under the recently established “functional food” group – those food products that maintain and promote health.”

    I’ve seen this statement on many other websites, but none of them provides a source for this claim. I love microgreens, and would love for this to be true. But, I have never seen any scientific studies that claim microgreens are more nutritious than any other foods. Can you please help me find a study that validates this health claim?

    Thank you!

    Bill

  2. eoweller says:

    Hi Bill-

    It is hard to find source info on micro greens! While I’m no expert on the subject, the assumption that they’re packed with nutrients at this early stage simply makes sense to me, especially considering their intense flavor and bright colors.

    While none of these articles directly answer your question, here are a few links you might find useful:

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/agriculture/article640102.ece
    http://www.environmentalnutrition.com/pub/33_6/enonfoods/152026-1.html
    http://www.maximumyield.com/article_sh_db.php?articleID=432&yearVar=2009&issueVar=May&featureVar=true
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UAVjh2kFYPQJ:www.plantbased.org/PLANT_BASED_NUTRITION_2002-02.doc+phytochemicals+microgreens+studies&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

  3. Grand Prairie Farm says:

    Elizabeth,

    Thanks for the links… very helpful!

    BTW – I love the pics on your site… very nice!

    Bill

  4. Fionna Hill says:

    New book …
    How to Grow Microgreens, by Fionna Hill

  5. That is a really good tip particularly too those new to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise info… Thank you for sharijng this one.

    A must read article!

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