What is a Microgreen?

What is a Microgreen? Microgreens are young vegetables and herbs harvested just after the cotyledon leaves have developed with one set of true leaves. They are approximately 2.5–7.5 cm tall with an aromatic flavour, come in a wide variety of colours and textures.

Microgreens can be enjoyed all year-round as a healthy snack, garnish or salad topper and they will automatically increase your daily intake of healthy, real super food.

The first leaves that emerge from the growing media as the plant germinates those heart shaped leaves (Cotyledons) are the Microgreens and for varieties like Broccoli, Red Cabbage and Radish is when we harvest them.

To show what is a Microgreen and how Cotyledons look like
Red Cabbage Cotyledons

For other varieties like Coriander we need to wait until the first true leaves appears. A true leaf looks like the small version of what the mature plant leaves will look like. The reason is because for this varieties, these leaf adds much more flavour to the microgreens.

To provide example of what is a Microgreen and the true leaf in microgreens
Coriander true leaf

Now that you know what is a Microgreen, Why not to start adding them to your meals? Why not to take the first step towards a healthier life?