Try Microgreens

Try Microgreens

Microgreens are the young shoots of juvenile edible plants, they are “micro” because they are harvested and consumed when they are just a few inches high before they grow into full sized plants. But don't be put fooled by the term “micro”, these little young plants pack a powerful punch, they are full of flavour and have concentrated higher levels of vitamins, minerals and nutrients compared to the adult plants.

If you're new to microgreens and then look no further than the SUPERGREEN PUNNET SELECTION (SGPS)

This set of 6 punnets are a great introduction to these increasingly popular greens as they are diverse in appearance and flavour so you are getting a good selection and variety to try.

Each set contains 1 each of sunflower, pea shoots, broccoli, cress, mustard, China rose radish and fenugreek but you can also mix and match to get the selection you want (subject to stock availability).

Sunflowers you say? Aren't they the super tall beanstalk like flowers that you can grow in your garden and have competitions about whose is the tallest?

Yes they are but in their micro form they are a super tasty and healthy foodstuff. Add them to sandwiches, wraps, stir-frys or we actually think they taste amazing on their own, just cut them and pop them in a bag in the fridge for a quick “go to” snack. They are great as a lettuce substitute in salads either on their own or mixed with other green leaves. High in vitamins B, C and E plus zinc and protein they are really good for you too.

Pea shoots have been the go-to garnish of chefs for many years but they are much more than just a garnish, tasting like a fresh garden pea they are also really delicious to pick at and nibble on their own or use as a salad ingredient or sandwich filling etc. Gram for gram they have seven times more vitamin C than blueberries and four times more vitamin A than tomatoes plus are a good source of folic acid.

Broccoli microgreens, like the sunflower, are not as you first think of them ie the large green heads you serve as a vegetable. Studies have shown that broccoli microgreens have up to 40 times the amount of vitamins and minerals of their fully grown counterparts. Rich in minerals and anti-oxidants they are considered a valuable additive to the diet for disease prevention. Surprisingly they taste slightly peppery compared to the blander mature plants and so work well in sandwiches, soups, salads etc.

Cress needs no introduction, we've all heard of the classic egg and cress sandwich but this peppery little sprout can go with just about anything, it's so versatile and who knew when we were eating those sandwiches we were getting a good dose of vitamins as well?!

Mustard microgreens can be a spicy boost to a salad but they also work well in stews, soups and casseroles. They are also a good source of fibre and protein.

The China Rose Radish is the “looker” of the group, with vibrant green leaves at the top and pretty purply pink stems we think you'll love these attractive sprouts. And if you love radishes in your salad then these make a great alternative, super peppery, super pretty and being full of vitamins and mineral, super nutritious.

Fenugreek is the new addition to our microgreens family, the seeds are a common addition to curry etc but once sprouted those seeds grow into a pungent microgreen which can also be added to sauces and casseroles but also sandwiches etc. They are also a rich source of fibre, protein and iron and sprouted fenugreek seeds have more anti-oxidants than their cooked counterpart.

If you like the sound of the Supergreens Punnet Selection and want to try it click here to order

Alternatively, if you want to have a go at growing your own microgreens then click here to order from our range kits and seed.