I’ve been coming across microgreens on my plate and my newsfeed as the weather continues to get nicer. Microgreens are seedlings that are less than fourteen days old. They are not sprouts even though they sort of look like them.
What’s so great about them? ”They 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 Salt, NPR. There’s a lot of variation between varieties- be sure to ask or research!
Are they easy to grow? Yes! All you need is soil, sunlight, and at least 7 days to let them grow.
What I do with them: I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately (two or three a day). I’ve been tossing some microgreens in for a bit of a kick and some extra nutrients. The ones featured above are radish microgreens. They are kind of spicy with a slight bitterness.
Okay, where can I find them? I’ve only been able to find ones like this at the farmers’ market. I am near the Fort Greene greenmarket and there’s always a vendor there with a huge bin of them! (His farm is certified organic too!)