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Suburban Organic Micro Farm

What are Microgreens

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The word “micro” here says it all. Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. Unlike larger herbs and vegetables that take weeks or months to grow, microgreens can be harvested and eaten a week to 10 days after the cotyledon — a part of the embryo within the seed — leaves have developed.

These tiny versions only grow to a few inches and can come in 50 to 60 different varieties. Microgreens were originally limited to fancy dinner plates and boutique grocery stores due to their higher cost. 

After each harvest, growers need fresh soil, seed and a sterilized container or growing mat to repeat the growing process. These costs add up compared to mature herbs and vegetables that grow back after they’re initially cut or trimmed.

The use of microgreens has expanded, You can add them to a salad, put them on a sandwich or top a steak or fish with them to provide a floral contrast.

Don’t confuse microgreens with sprouts. Sprouts are germinated in water, not soil, for one or two days to produce underdeveloped leaves. Microgreens grow in soil and sunlight and take at least a week to produce leaves.

Benefits of Microgreens

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HIGH IN NUTRIENTS

Contain 4-40 times more nutrients by weight than their fully-grown counterpart

REDUCE CHRONIC DISEASE RISK

Veggie consumption is associated with the lower risk of certain cancers, inflammation, heart disease, diabetes & obesity.

IMPROVE HEART HEALTH

Animal studies have shown microgreens may help reduce heart disease risk factors, such as weight, bad LDI, cholesterol & triglycerides.

CONTAIN POLYPHENOLS

Prevent the buildup of harmful free radicals associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Contain wider variety of polyphenols than their mature vegetable counterparts.

OUR PRODUCTS

Black Oil Sunflower

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Sunflower - These microgreens are crunchy with a mild, pleasant nutty flavor. They are equally good with sweet and savory foods. They make an excellent snack and are a favorite of children. Nutrients: Vitamins A, B complex,D, and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. 20% protein

Pea

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Pea- Pea microgreens taste like fresh pea pods. With seven times the vitamin C of blueberries and eight times the folic acid of bean sprouts, pea shoot microgreens are a favorite not only for their fresh taste, but for their high nutritional content. Nutrients include: good source
of beta carotene, high in vitamin C and folate, chlorophyll, flavonoids and polyphenols, specifically lignans and coumetarols, which are being studied for their anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory activities. 17% protein.

Triton Radish

Radish- Radish microgreens are substantial and crunchy. A great choice to add color and flavor to many dishes, especially those that include grains such as pizza, sushi, sandwiches, and rice bowls. Nutrients include: Vitamins A, B, C, E, K, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Amino Acids, Carotene, Chlorophyll, Antioxidants, Protein: 30%

Green Kale

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kale is one of the most nutritious super-foods known. They are high in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, carotene, amino acids, and protein.  Helps with 

Protects Against Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. High in Calcium to Protect Against Osteoporosis.Protects Against Diabetes. Supports Heart Health. Helps Prevent Cancer from Carcinogens. Prevents Constipation Due to High Fiber Content. Builds Collagen to Protect Skin and Hair.

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