Produce - Microgreens
Microgreens are the seedlings of vegetables and herbs. Once the seed of an herb or vegetable begins to grow, it is considered a sprout. Once the sprout begins to grow, the baby plant is considered a microgreen. They are harvested after sprouting as shoots, that are used both as a visual and flavor component or ingredient primarily in fine dining restaurants. Fine dining chefs use microgreens to enhance the attractiveness and taste of their dishes with their delicate textures and distinctive flavors.
The flavor of microgreens depends on the plant they comes from. It can range from mild to tangy, spicy, or peppery.
Due to their high antioxidant content, microgreens are considered a functional food, a food that promotes health or prevents disease.