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Ways to Use Micro-Greens and Pea Shoots

micro2We receive lots of emails about micro-greens and pea shoots as many of our customers do not know how to use them or confuse them with “sprouts.”

First of all, our micro-vegetables are grown in sterilized soil, not water! “Sprouts” are grown in water and are subject to many health issues. Our varieties of micro-vegetables include many types of radish, pak choy, kohlrabi, cabbage, mustards, oriental vegetables, broccoli, raab, kale, turnip, and more! Plus, we are always experimenting with new varieties!

Both of these products are grown, harvested, washed, and packaged on our farm. They arrive at your door “ready-to-eat” and do not need to be washed again! And our new custom packaging for micro-greens and pea shoots enable these products to store refrigerated for 7 days or more!

Micro-greens and pea shoots contain higher levels of concentrated active compounds than found in mature plants or seeds. These tiny baby plants have very high nutrient values and are considered a new “functional food”which is a food group which promotes health or have disease preventing properties. In others words, they are GOOD FOR YOU!!

Here are some ideas for ways to use them:

– They are great as their own stand-alone salad – either separately or mixed together for a great “sweet and spice” combination.

– Combine them with any salad or us them as a salad “topper.”

– They are fabulous wilted on stir-fry.

– And on sandwiches – WOW!

– Or “topped” on soups – especially thicker soups or chili -WOW!

– “Chopped” into marinades, sauces, and dressings.

– “Wilted” over fish, chicken, pizza, lasagne, beef………really anything!

– As a garnish for anything – we all  “eat with your eyes first!”

As so many of our chef customers already know, these micro-vegetables are a fast and easy way to blast colour and flavour on anything you use them on! Be creative! And if you have any ideas to add to the list, please let us know.


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  1. Microgreens February 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I am so relieved i found this post. I just started Microgreens and this post gave me some great insights and things that i should do…

  2. Melanie February 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I actually have made them into a pesto with toasted pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese when I find I have “too many”. Nice fresh flavour.

  3. Chris February 22, 2012 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this! I found I could never use them up fast enough so I had a stop order on them, but after reading this, I took that off and am loving them! So fresh and healthy. Thanks!

  4. Francine March 3, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Thanks for introducing me to micro-greens and pea shoots. I don’t want to eat another sandwich or veggie burger without them! Sooo good and flavourful.

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