Scientific Research on Nutritional Content
It has been believed by many for some time that Micro greens have a high nutritional content. Now there is scientific proof. A team of scientists from the University of Maryland and the U.S. department of agriculture analyzed the nutrient composition of 25 commercially available microgreen varieties. Their study concluded that Microgreen cotyledon leaves had considerably higher nutritional densities than their mature counterparts. Depending on the micro green, there were higher levels of vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E and Vitamin K along with other vitamins and minerals. The study also suggests that the more exposure to sunlight for photosynthesis the higher the nutritional content found. This large scale microgreen study was published in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.
Reference…Xiao Z, Codling EE, Luo Y, Nou X, Lester GE, Wang Q. Microgreens of Brassicaceae: Mineral composition and content of 30 varieties. J Food Compost Anal [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2017 Mar 15];49.87-93.
Slegers Micro Greens provide a flare of impressive flavour and creative appearance on the finest dishes of upscale culinary establishments!
Micro Greens are tender, young greens grown in soil from the seeds of vegetables, greens and herbs. Micro greens are about 1.5 " to 5" in height with two fully developed cotyledon leaves (first leaves of a seedling).
· Slegers Micro greens should be stored in the fridge in their packaging in the crisper or on the door shelf where the temperature is slightly warmer, except for the following items:
·Micro Basils, Amaranth and Beet Greens should be stored on the counter, not in the fridge.
· Corn shoots must be stored in the dark or their yellow leaves will turn green, therefore keep in the fridge in a box.
·Slegers living organic Micro greens are packaged living in their soil so you get maximum freshness, living energy, vitamins minerals and active enzymes. Add a little water to soil if it gets dry.· Simply, snip, rinse and serve freshness and flavour.·Available bagged, clammed or bulk in convenient 6 count boxes, bulk in 2 count boxes and flats.