Fresh Microgreens are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Sometimes called ”Salad” confetti, they add color, texture and flavor to a variety of recipes. But Microgreens are not just pretty (although they are pretty tasty). Microgreens are also chock-full of vitamins and minerals, sometimes having as much as four to six times more nutrients as the mature plant!
Microgreens have been grown in the United States since about the mid-1990s, having first appeared right here in Southern California. At first, only a few varieties were available, but now the selection has expanded to include all sorts of lettuces, vegetables and herbs.
DID YOU KNOW: Microgreens are not the same thing as Sprouts. Sprouts are seeds germinated in water just long enough (usually 48 hours) to grow roots, a stem and pale, underdeveloped leaves. Microgreens, on the other hand, require soil and sunlight, and need to grow at least 7 days before they can be harvested.
Price: $ 1.50 per ounce