Infant Sprouts Boast Massive Benefits

Infant Sprouts Boast Massive Benefits
November 13, 2015 logrofarms

Along with our Mushroom and Wheatgrass Kits, we at Logro Farms also offer a grow-at-home Microgreen Garden kit. These kits give the receiver the opportunity to flex his or her green thumb without straining it. All the extraneous effort of gardening is removed, but the empowerment and ownership of growing your own sustenance remains intact.

If you haven’t heard of microgreens, don’t worry – their visibility has only increased within the past few years as studies from the American Society for Horticulture and Science and the U.S. Department of Agriculture were published analyzing the nutrient composition of commercially available microgreen varieties.

Microgreen assortment

What Are Microgreens, Exactly?

Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs harvested less than 14 days after germination. They are usually about 1-3 inches longs and some contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, Vitamin K and beta carotene than their mature plants. Because microgreens are harvested right after germination, all the nutrients they need to grow are still intact. They are harvested during the time they contain the highest nutrient content.

At Logro, our Micogreen Garden kits are comprised of a mix of broccoli, radish and alfalfa seeds. They are easy to grow, easy to harvest, easy to prepare, highly nutritious and delicious. You will be able to grow up to 14 ounces of microgreens in your garden and harvest them in only 10-14 days.

What Can You Do With Your Microgreens?

The flavor, texture and color of microgreens make them very popular with chefs in a variety of contexts. Tasty and elegant, microgreens make vibrantly hued garnishes to salads, sandwiches and soups. They can be juiced or used as one of the central ingredients to a nourishing salad with some avocado and salmon – the possibilities are endless!

microgreens meal

These amazingly nutritious baby vegetables and herbs can coincidentally be paired perfectly with mushroom soup.

microgreen mushroom soup

 

Check out our shop to see our line of grow at home kits. If you find yourself near Austin, TX, come visit us – we’d love show you around!

Microgreen Garden

SOURCES

http://www.webmd.com/diet/20120831/tiny-microgreens-packed-nutrients

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/08/29/160274163/introducing-microgreens-younger-and-maybe-more-nutritious-vegetables

http://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/microgreens-nutrition.php