Microgreens VS Sprouts
What are the Main Differences Microgreens VS Sprouts?
Well bot of them are young versions of adult plants, but they are so different from each other.
We have been told that eating Sprouts and Microgreens is good for our health. What is a Microgreen and what is a Sprout?
-First, Microgreens are grain, herb, or vegetable greens grown in soil or other mediums like felt, cellulose, cork, coco coir, peat moss, etc.
We use Coco Coir which is effective for water retention and for the Mycorrhizal fungi present within the coconut fibers.
-Aditionally, Microgreens need good lighting and ventilation requirements (they need around 8hrs of light). On the other hand, Sprouts don’t have these needs.
– Microgreens are harvested within two weeks, on the contrary, sprouts just need to be a few days old.
-Consumers eat the whole Sprout (root, shoot, and leaves)
-When Microgreens are a few inches tall we snipp them off, just above the soil at a few inches tall.
-Microgreens have far more nutrients. Studies have found that, at equal weights, almost all of microgreens contained about five times more nutrients than found in the mature plants.
-Currently, there are over 100 varieties of microgreens, for example: Broccoli, Mustard, Red Cabbage, Radish, Sunflower, Coriander, Parsley, Mint, Chervil, Amaranth, Basil, Fennel, Lovage, Borage, PopCorn, Watercress, and some new and trendy like Chia, Wasabi and Buckwheat).
Contrary to sprouts, where the number of varieties and uses is quite limited.
In contrast with Microgreens, that are versatile in texture, colours and flavours and that we use on everything (we can add them to scrambled eggs, sandwiches, wraps, soups, as a dinner garnish and much more).