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Mighty Microgreens

Health is wealth… which is why at Dirt Candy Farm we love to grow microgreens. Not only are they delicious and rich, but they’re also amazing health boosting vegetables, easy to include in all types of dishes.

Microgreens are young sprouted vegetable greens approximately 1-3 inches tall, with aromatic flavor, and a dense nutrient content. In fact, when compared to the same mature greens, the nutrient content of microgreens is higher. Research comparing microgreens to mature greens has found that 9 times more nutrients exist in microgreens. They are packed with plant compounds, antioxidants, and nutrients like potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and copper. Since the consumption of vegetables is linked to the lowered risk of disease (heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancers…) microgreens, with their higher nutrient content, are a valued addition to ones diet.

Microgreens are young/baby plants lying somewhere between sprouts and baby greens. Sprouts are harvested sooner (2-7 days) than microgreens (10-20 days). Microgreens are harvested after their first true leaves have appeared. 

Microgreens can be incorporated into many types of dishes.

Some ways to use them include:

• Filler in wraps & sandwiches 

• Mixed into salads

• Blended into smoothies or juiced (wheatgrass is a popular Microgreen juice)

• Garnishes on main dishes (soup, curry, pizza…)

Click here for some of our favorite microgreen recipes.

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