The newest trend in culinary arts, Microgreens are neither sprouts nor baby greens. They fall somewhere in between. Actually, these are sprouts which are a couple of weeks old, allowed to take root and develop a set or two of true leaves. About 1-2 inches tall, these delicate beauties add a dash of art to your dishes.
Any leafy vegetable or salad crop can be grown its microform. Popular ones are basil, coriander, mustard, lettuce, cabbage, radish, carrots, and beetroots. Mild, spicy, bitter, peppery or sweet, micro greens are quite flavourful. This is one reason why they are slowly gaining popularity.
Microgreens boost your health as well. They contain more nutrient than baby greens and regular leafy green vegetables. According to nutritionists, they are 40 percent healthier than their full-grown counterparts.
The best part remains that these delicate greens can be grown easily at home. You can buy a packaged seed mix and sow them. Yes, it’s that easy. But make sure all the microgreens harvest around the same time. You can also get a tray of growing Microgreens from HariMitti. Organically grown on an eco-friendly tray, these microgreens will save you all the hassle of buying or sowing the seeds. Watch them grow, harvest them when ready and zest up your salads. It’s time now for homemade gourmet.