Microgreens: You need to be eating them

How many of you have heard of microgreens prior to Upper Pond sprouting up in Old Lyme? For those of you not from our area, how long have you known/do you know about microgreens? Are you aware that microgreens, and we are referring to the greens that are smaller than baby greens, bigger than sprouts, have about 40% more in nutrients than their full grown counterparts? Replacing microgreens for some of your lettuce, or adding with your lettuce, or adding to anything, will dramatically improve your nutrition.

Nutrition

I can go on to list  the profile, however, let it suffice to say that microgreens are considered a "superfood," a real superfood that I am not marketing here for any gain except that you should try them. Each microgreen plant tastes different, so find the one(s) you like.  Like anything "healthy," for some, microgreens may not be healthy for you. Eating should make us feel energized, focussed, satiated.  You should not need a nap after you eat, nor should you feel bloated, etc.

Storing

Wrap unwashed in a damp paper towel, sealed in a plastic bag or glass container. Should keep in the fridge for about a week or more. 

Preparation

Always wash your produce with a store-bought veggie wash or a solution of water and white vinegar. That's it. You are good to go! Best eaten raw, add them to everything. Not only are you increasing the nutritional density of your meal, you are making a work of art. 

Photo by Maya Green of Honest Cooking

I like them atop my avocado toast, on my grilled panini, sprinkled on my plate as an edible garnish. I like a salad of micros with chopped red onion, artichoke hearts, cucumber, radish, olives, feta, capers.

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-Dawn Swope CHHC