The Facts about Microgreens
Microgreens are more colorful and flavorful versions of the larger real thing. You can enjoy microgreen versions of arugula, chives, cabbage, beets, cilantro, kale, parsley, radishes, and more. Many restaurants have begun to feature entrees with microgreens on their menus. People enjoy the visual appeal added by microgreens, and an appealing dish is often a delicious dish.
Microgreens are not just sprouts or limited to salads. There are many ways to incorporate microgreens into your diet. Basil microgreens can be added to sauces and marinades. Sandwich-lovers can top meat and cheese with crunchy arugula and kale microgreens.
In a recent trend, Microgreens have found their way onto restaurant menus, but they date back to the 1980s in San Francisco, like so many health food trends.
While it is true leafy greens contain most of the nutrients required to maintain a healthy diet, imagine taking that same food quality and jam-packing into a smaller version. All the important vitamins and minerals found in the larger versions of a vegetable are in the smaller microgreens, as well. Microgreens are healthy. They provide more vitamins and nutrients you need and can reduce risk of chronic disease.
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