Microgreens, did you start to grow some?

If you want to start now, after two or three weeks you will be harvesting some microgreens for your recipes. They will enhance your food. 

Microgreens are plants two or three weeks old. They initially called my attention because they are so beautiful, and I used some of them as a garnish for some dishes. Definitely, they have amazing colours, nice textures, and different flavours that you should try if you haven’t. If you allowed me, I can recommend to you to grow some at home. 

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Microgreens are produced under sustainable farming methods, which involves the usage of fewer resources. I am using some trays, seeds, little amount of soil or paper (organic and biodegradable napkins). About water, most of them require to be sprayed with water twice per day.

In the same order of ideas, if you buy them, they are produced locally, which we can consider favourable in terms of sustainability. Even, there are lots of urban farms that are working with them. But, if it is possible, my personal opinion is that you should try to grow them at home. There are plenty of YouTube tutorials about, and you don’t even need a kit, just staff that you already have at home, and the seeds.

Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com

Just to give an example, these plants can be grown as microgreens:

  • Arugula
  • Chives
  • Cabbage
  • Beets
  • Coriander
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Chia
  • Sunflower

If you are an organic consumer, microgreens don’t need fertilizers or pesticides, and you can use 100% organic products in the process. 

Overall, I consider that microgreens matched with the principles of Healthy Food Nook: Healthy, Organic and Sustainable. 

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Microgreens Recipes

This is an entire universe, because microgreens are so versatile, and can go so well with almost any food. Some ideas for microgreens recipes are:

  • Salads
  • Toast
  • Sandwiches
  • Omelettes
  • Pizza
  • Tarts
  • Fajitas and tacos
  • Smoothies
  • Veggies soup
  • Spring rolls
  • Garnish in all dishes

Microgreens Trend 

The interest in microgreens, measured by google searches worldwide, from January 2004 to April 2020 shows that the searches about these plants were growing. After April 2020, the trend seems to decrease. We will see in the future if microgreens were just a momentum thing. 

Chart By Google Trends, retrived on 28th September 2021

Nowadays, we still can see many microgreens related topics that are being searched worldwide. and rising every day. Then, microgreens can be a topic that continues alive.

In the meantime, I started to grow many of them at home, to enjoy their flavours, textures, colours and nutritional values. 

Related topics to highlight on September 2021:

  • Seed – topic
  • Leaf vegetable – topic
  • Sprouting – topic
  • Nutrition – field of study
  • Sunflowers – plant
  • Sunflower seed – seed
  • Tray – topic
  • Pea – vegetable
  • Radish – vegetable
  • Broccoli – plant
  • Chia – seed
  • Amaranth – plant
  • Basil – herb
  • Salad – type of dish

Related queries to highlight on September 2021:

  • Grow microgreens
  • Microgrenes growing
  • Microgreens seeds
  • Microgreen
  • Sprouts
  • What are microgreens
  • Microgreens benefits
  • Sunflower microgreens
  • Microgreens at home
  • Buy microgreens
  • Radish microgreens
  • Microgreens broccoli
  • Microgreens nutrition
  • Microgreens salad
  • Microgreens tray
  • Pea microgreens
  • Organic microgreens
  • Microgreens recipes
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