BEST SUBSTRATES TO GROW MICROGREENS

  CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUBSTRATE FOR GROWING MICROGREENS One of the most critical aspects in growing microgreens is the choice of the cultivation substrate, which plays a fundamental role in determining the productivity and finally the quality of these small vegetables. Furthermore, this choice determines the sustainability of the entire production process. In order to ensure a good germination and optimal growth of the seedlings, a good substrate must have physical characteristics such as to ensure a porosity greater than 85% of the total volume. It must ensure a correct…

MICROGREEN NUTRITIONAL VALUES

  Microgreens are increasingly used to prepare sophisticated dishes for increasingly demanding consumers. Consumers who are particularly attentive to their health, as well as to the quality of food. In restaurants they are mostly used to decorate dishes; but microgreens have above all an interesting nutritional profile and are legitimately considered “super foods”. NUTRITIONAL VALUES Comparing microgreens to their mature versions, they can provide us with bioactive components capable of improving some strategic functions within our body. Furthermore, we should consider that compared to conventional vegetables that are often cooked,…

MICROGREENS: WHAT VARIETIES TO GROW

  If there is one aspect that makes microgreens particularly interesting from a gastronomic and nutritional point of view, it’s the possibility to use and cultivate a wide range of shapes, colors, textures and flavors. It’s simply impossible not to find a role for them in the kitchen to make our dishes outstand. Generally, their flavor is a concentrate of the flavor of their ripe counterparts, rather than the other way around. The smell, on the other hand, can be intense, as in the case of aromatic species, or almost…

HOW TO GROW MICROGREENS

  Why not start growing microgreen seeds in the comfort of your own home? The amount of space needed to get started is minimal, as the initial investment for equipment and supplies. Seedlings, don’t have big requirements but they need be treated with care. Any indoor place near some bright window at a mild temperature will do. Microgreen seed can even be grown year-round by using T5 fluorescent or LED lights as light source.   What Seeds Do I Need? The easiest way to dip your toes into the world…

MICROGREENS: GREAT THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

  Microgreens are essentially the young edible versions of various vegetables and herbs.¬†They are nutrient-dense packages of goodness, loaded with enzymes, vitamin content, and minerals. To top it off, they are full of antioxidants to protect cells against free radicals. Indeed, we can easily call them SUPER FOOD! Microgreens Compare to Sprouts? Sprouts and microgreens are often grouped into the same category. There are significant differences between the two, from where the seed is planted, to what parts of the plant are eaten. Surely, there are health and flavor benefits…