Consumers

Consumers are seeking new, healthy food products that support a longer life. Microgreens  (tiny vegetable confetti) are a specialty food products that fit the bill.  more research is done.  Microgreens are a specialty food product have gained increased attention in food markets and restaurant. Originating in San Francisco in the 1980s, they quickly became popular for their unique appearance and bold flavors. Microgreens are now widely used in sandwiches, salads, and as garnishes, and are not only visually appealing, but also incredibly healthy. As research continues, the health benefits of microgreens continue to be discovered, making them a sought-after ingredient in food markets and restaurants.

Let your local growers know what your would like from a flavor perspective and give them some time to master those greens!

Chefs & Restaurants

Microgreens offer a wide range of flavors and textures that change as they grow. We offer different sizing options to cater to the creativity of chefs and allow them to unleash their full potential. The miniature vegetables, herbs, and greens in our microgreen size pack are bursting with flavor that can add depth to your dishes or simply enhance them with their aroma, texture, and visual appeal. Use microgreens to take your culinary creations to the next level!

 

Farm to Table

At its heart, farm-to-table cooking means taking the best ingredient you can pull out of the ground and then celebrating that ingredient by preparing it in a way that highlights all of its flavor.

In recent years, more foodies, chefs, families and farmers want to know where and how their food is grown, and the Sunshine State is at the forefront of this movement, offering a host of restaurants and farms all around the state.

Lets examine nutrition

Turns out microgreens are not just a plain good-for-you food or a healthy garnish on salads and soups. Scientific research now proves that these tiny seedlings harvested and eaten when they are just a few inches tall are a real superfood packed with antioxidants and other health-promoting nutrients

 

There are so many reasons to grow microgreens at home, but the primary reasons are:

  • Easy to grow in a limited amount of space
  • Quick turnaround– even if a crop is unsuccessful, little time and resource will have been lost, and starting over is straightforward
  • An inexpensive way to have a continuous supply of fresh, high-density nutrient greens at home
  • A great introduction to gardening for beginners
  • No climate restrictions, due to a controlled, indoor environment
  • Incredibly healthy, living food to supplement a healthy diet

Growing Assistance

We of course have technical and wonderful ways to grow microgreens but these resources are fro home growers like  you . 

 

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Microgreen breakdown

We provide you with access to the health benefits of every microgreen. (Content is continually updated) Click on Health Benefits to see many microgreens listed.

AMARANTH

ABOUT THIS MICROGREEN:

Amaranth was cultivated by Aztecs and other cultures from tropical climates. It is actually an ancient kind of grain used in India. Very easy to digest, Amaranth microgreens are available in different colors, from light green to pink or dark red. They are fragile shoots that enhance beautifully any meal with color and a light sweet taste. Amaranth contains high complete protein amounts with vital amino acids, in contrast with other protein sources. Amaranth is gluten-free. Amaranth microgreens also contain vitamin A, C, E, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and essential lysine.

AMARANTH:

  • Helps metabolize fatty acids into energy
  • Protects from Osteoporosis
  • Works as an appetite suppressant
  • Improves eyesight
  • Improves recovery from illness
  • Antioxidant
  • Activates digestion
  • Helps in cancer treatment
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Helps in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and hypertension
  • Decreases hair loss and greying
Chef Anthony Stone
Photo Credit: Chef Anthony Stone

Recipes

INGREDIENTS

    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 3/4 pound ground pork
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
    • 3 cups coleslaw mix
    • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
    • 12 egg roll wrappers
    • 1 egg beaten
    • oil for frying
    • microgreens
Calories:146 
Carbohydrates: 8g
Protein: 6g
Fat: 7g 
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 21mg
Sodium: 177mg
Potassium: 124mg
Vitamin A: 15IU 
Vitamin C: 6.6mg 
Calcium: 17mg 
Iron: 0.8mg

INSTRUCTIONS

    • Heat the 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the ground pork and season with salt and pepper.
    • Cook, breaking up the pork with a spatula, until meat is browned and cooked through. Add the garlic and ginger then cook for 30 seconds.
    • Stir in the coleslaw mix and green onions. Cook until cabbage is wilted, about 3-4 minutes. 
    • Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil, then remove from heat.
    • Spoon approximately 2-3 tablespoons of filling onto each egg roll wrapper and fold according to package directions, using the beaten egg to seal the edges of the wrappers as you go. 
    • Pour 2-3 inches of oil into a deep pot.
    • Heat the oil to 350 degrees. Fry 3-4 egg rolls at a time, turning occasionally, until browned all over, approximately 3-5 minutes.
    • Drain on paper towels, then serve topped with microgreens and with dipping sauce of your choice.
    Variations
  1. Use ground chicken instead.
  2. If you prefer to bake your egg rolls, you can coat them with cooking spray and bake at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until browned and crispy.

I had been looking for greens for months this made it possible to connect with local growers. The owners are very knowledgeable about the greens.They have a large variety and it’s always fresh.

Lynn