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What Are Microgreens?

Updated: Apr 4, 2021

As we have been working hard to promote Vista Microgreens and tell our community about our business, we are sometimes asked "What are microgreens"?

Microgreens are often confused with sprouts and the two words are sometimes also used interchangeably but microgreens are different! A microgreen is a vegetable green that is harvested just after the cotyledon leaves have developed, which typically takes 7-10 days, and just when the plant's true leaf forms.

These teeny tiny plants are a great source of nutrition and pack about 4-6 times the nutritional value of their full grown plant counterpart. They're also perfect for decorating meals, adding flavor, and sneaking in vitamins and minerals if you have a picky eater at home (like us).

The most common microgreens found are broccoli, radish, sunflower, pea, mixed blends, arugula, and sometimes you can even find corn microgreens!

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