What are Microgreens?
Microgreens are the beautiful, young, green, tender, super flavorful, and nutrient-dense seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. They are usually harvested less than 14 days after germination and are about 3 to 6 inches long depending on the variety.
Microgreens are a stage in every plant’s life. Following the seed stage, plants develop into sprouts - then into microgreens - then baby greens - then full grown stage. The reason we have dedicated ourselves to these little guys and the education of them is because they are up to 40 times more nutrient dense then their full size counterparts and they are absolutely delicious.
Why Are Microgreens Considered A “Superfood Food”?
Microgreens are considered a superfood because they are among the “MOST” nutrient-dense and nutritious foods on Planet Earth. Because microgreens are harvested soon after germination, all the nutrients they need to grow are already there, in the powerful majesty of the seed from which it grows. Microgreens…
Where Can I Use Microgreens?
Microgreens are one of the most versatile foods available on earth. These beautiful small greens with incredible flavor are extremely easy to cook with. You can…
Microgreens are great with everything! You literally can just grab a handful and toss them into whatever you are making ...zero prep work involved!
Microgreens are kind to Mother Earth because they:
Are microgreens just another name for sprouts?
“NO”, microgreens are a different stage of a plant’s life. Unlike sprouts, microgreens are grown in soil, and are exposed to light. Consequently, they provide a high content of life-giving chlorophyll.
What Does “Nutrient Dense” Food Mean?
As the current medical culture continues to explode under the weight of skyrocketing chronic diseases, it is becoming more and more evident that we are on the verge of undergoing a "food as medicine" revolution. Microgreens are a perfect fit when we think of “food as medicine”.
Comprehensive studies done by the US Department of Agriculture and the University of Maryland have confirmed that microgreens can pack as much as 40 times more nutrients and vitamins than their mature counterparts. As an example, radish microgreens have 40 times more vital nutrients than mature radishes.
How do I store microgreens?
Microgreens store extremely well. Simply place them in a covered container in the refrigerator and they will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Who we are
Forest Cove is a family owned and operated eco-friendly farm located in the Ottawa Valley.