What are Microgreens?
Microgreens are considered to be the stage in between a sprout and a baby leaf vegetable/herb. It's at this stage (true leaf stage) that studies have discovered the seedling to be at its peak of nutritional value. They vary in size depending on the variety grown and offer a wide range of colors which make them a popular choice as garnish.
Nutritional information & Research
Since 2012, there has been hundreds of studies on the nutritional data of microgreens proving the high concentration of vitamins and minerals they posses. They have earned the classification of "functional foods" and also "superfoods" because of their high antioxidant content and are actively being studied in the aid of preventing disease.
Reducing the carbon footprint
Microgreens are widely accessible in urban areas because of their ability to be grown in systems where the practice of vertical farming takes place. Often incorporating soilless techniques such as hydroponic, aeroponics, and aquaponics where the aim is to optimize plant health meanwhile using up to 90% less of the resources it would take to farm using traditional methods. Check out this cool article we found!