Microgreens are tiny vegetables, herbs, and other plants that are harvested when they are just a few weeks old, and still have their original cotyledons, or embryonic leaves. Delicious and packed with the seed’s original nutrients, microgreens make a beautiful garnish for salads, sandwiches, soups, and more.
Microgreens are not the same as sprouts. Sprouts are usually grown without soil, and are consumed leaf, stem, root, and all. We do not grow sprouts, instead we germinate the seeds in a rich soil medium and then harvest the greens by cutting the stems when the plants are a few weeks old.
Sunnys are sprouted sunflower microgreens. We grow our Sunnys in our own special soil mix of coconut coir and earthworm castings. Dark green, nutty, and delicious, sunflower microgreens are packed with nutrients. Microgreens retain the seed’s amino acids and other nutrients after sprouting, and add the benefit of chlorophyl. Chlorophyll is high in magnesium, and is present in all green plants. The dark green color of sunflower microgreens is evidence of their high levels of chlorophyl. The more the better—darker color indicates more nutrient content. ((WebMD: Tiny Microgreens Packed With Nutrients))
Zesty Micro Salad Mix
Our zesty micro salad mix contains a seasonal selection of sprouted microgreens. Crisp, flavorful, and sometimes a little spicy, our Zestys bring a whole new dimension to your salad. Garnish salad, soups, steak, and just about any dish with a splash of color and flavor.
They’re good for you too. A study conducted by The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that the sprouted cotyledons of microgreens are more nutritious than mature leaves of the same plant. “Although small in size, microgreens can provide surprisingly intense flavors, vivid colors, and crisp textures and can be served as an edible garnish or a new salad ingredient.” ((Assessment of Vitamin and Carotenoid Concentrations of Emerging Food Products: Edible Microgreens
Zhenlei Xiao, Gene E. Lester, Yaguang Luo, and Qin Wang
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2012 60 (31), 7644-7651)) The study “ultimately discovered that the microgreens contained four to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts. ((Mighty Microgreens | University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources))
Depending on the season, our mix may include:
- Red Russian Kale
- Giant Garnet Mustard
- Chinese Cabbage
- Red Gruner Purslane
- Bull’s Blood Beet
- Daikon Radish
Chefs Love Individual Microgreens By Variety
Usually our Zestys are mixed and packaged together. However we are able to provide microgreens individually packaged by variety for food service. For example, you may order two boxes of Red Kale, and three boxes of Sunnys. Just let us know what you want from the list above, and we can probably do it!
Catering & Special Events
We love to serve chefs for catering and special events. For large orders please give us 3-4 weeks lead time so that we can be sure to grow enough for your order!