Like most people, you've probably never heard of microgreens before! The term "microgreen" refers to tiny, edible greens grown from vegetable seeds. Microgreens are bigger than sprouts but much smaller than baby greens (like baby spinach for example). At ANH Farm we offer several varieties of microgreens.
Let me start off by saying, pea shoots are my absolute FAVORITE! Pea shoots are super tender, flavorful, and versatile. Pea shoots provide 38 minerals, vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, Folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and chlorophyll, and all essential amino acids. A serving of pea shoots also provides a whopping 26% of your daily intake of protein. That's a lot of nutrition for such a little sprout! You can eat them raw or cooked, it's just as good either way! My favorite way to serve pea shoots is to sautee them with a little olive oil, garlic, season to taste, and served as a side dish. You can throw pea shoots in with a salad, on a sandwich, or even with your eggs! Here's a list of some quick and easy recipes for pea shoots:
2. Sun Shoots
You'll know a sun shoot by its robust crunch and nutty flavor. Sun shoots are an excellent source of protein and fiber. They're rich in vitamins B6, E, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, and potassium. Sun shoot's unique flavor goes great in sandwhiches, salads, wraps, or cooked! Here are some cool recipes for sun shoots that you can make yourself at home:
3. Micro Radish
Micro radishes are known for their sharp, peppery, almost spicy flavor. These purple stemmed greens are packed with B vitamins, vitamin C, folate, and minerals (iron, magnesium, zinc, and potassium). Micro radishes are exactly what you need to add that kick of flavor to any salad or wrap!
Avocado Egg toast with micro radish- this recipe calls for micro arugula, which is very similar to micro radish and can be used as a subsitution