What are microgreens?
Microgreens are vegetables and herbs (some of the same veggies you already eat) harvested at a very young and nutritious growth stage. Microgreens have up to 40 times more vitamin concentrations (see articles below) than the mature plant. Microgreens are older than "sprouts" and younger than "baby greens". They typically are 1-3" tall and have 1 pair of "cotyledon" embryonic leaves as well as 1 pair of "true leaves". Available in many different flavors, colors, shapes, and textures, microgreens can be added to any dish, soup, sandwich, or can be eaten as a salad. Restaurants also use microgreens in desserts and cocktails!
Articles and studies on the health benefits of microgreens:
Mighty Microgreens - University of Maryland
Tiny Microgreens Packed With Nutrients - WebMD
Broccoli Microgreens: A Mineral-Rich Crop That Can Diversify Food Systems - Idaho State University
Specialty Greens Pack a Nutritional Punch - USDA
Profiling Polyphenols in Five Brassica species Microgreens - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Bioactive Compounds Sprouts and Microgreens: An Updated Overview from a Nutraceutical Perspective - Pingtung University, Taiwan
Evaluation of Bioaccessibility of Antioxidant Bioactive Compounds and Minerals of Four Microgreens - University of Valencia, Spain
Sprouts vs. Microgreens as Novel Functional Foods: Variation of Nutritional and Phytochemical Profiles - Wrocław University, Poland
Antiproliferative Effect of Four Brassicaceae Microgreens on Human Colon Cancer Cells - University of Valencia, Spain
Martha Stewart - Microgreens and How to Use Them
Study: Dietary Supplements Do Nothing for Health - WebMD
Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements - New York Times
Urbana Greens grows local, natural, and sustainable artisanal produce in the NYC metro area. We specialize in "living" baby greens and microgreens. All of our greens are delivered living or cut to order the day before to ensure an ultra fresh premium product. Our year round greenhouse production process is pesticide free and utilizes many organic methods. The farm is located 10 miles from Manhattan in Essex County NJ. Urbana is a socially responsible company that is committed to the community through education, training, and food donations.