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FAQ

I'm passionate about empowering individuals to live their healthiest lives, which is why I'm dedicated to sharing knowledge about the incredible benefits of microgreens. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about microgreens or browse our FAQ —I'm here to help!

What Are microgreens?


Microgreens are young vegetable greens harvested just after the first leaves grow. They’re smaller than baby greens and larger than sprouts (about 1-3 inches) and popular for their intense flavors and colors, delicate texture, and high level of nutrients. 

Are microgreens the same as sprouts?

No, micro greens are considered different than sprouts because sprouts are germinated seeds that are typically eaten whole with the seed, root, and stem. Microgreens are harvested after the first true leaves have developed but don’t include the other portions of the plant. 

What flavors do different types of microgreens have?

Different types of microgreens have varying flavors, ranging from mild to spicy or peppery. For example, radish microgreens have a spicy kick, while pea shoots are sweet and tender. Sunflower greens have a more mild taste and intense crunch, and broccoli greens have a nutty flavor distinctly different from a fully grown broccoli floret. 

Are microgreens nutritious?

Yes, they’re highly nutritious and rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They often contain higher concentrations of nutrients compared to their mature counterparts. For more information, please check out the links below:

How do I use microgreens in cooking?

Microgreens can be used as a garnish to add flavor and texture for meats, omelets, side dishes, soups, and salads. They’re also great as a healthy addition to sandwiches and wraps or can be added to smoothies to boost nutritional content.

How long do microgreens last after purchase?

Microgreens are best consumed fresh, but if properly stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator, they can typically last for about 5-10 days.

Do I need to wash microgreens before eating them?

It's generally recommended to rinse microgreens under cold water just before consuming them, although it should be noted that Urban Garden microgreens are grown with no pesticides or toxic chemicals. 

How do you harvest microgreens?

Microgreens are typically harvested by cutting them just above the soil line with clean scissors or a sharp knife when they reach the desired height, usually 2-4 inches tall. Urban Garden microcreens are then hand-inspected prior to packaging to ensure you get the best quality and freshest greens possible.

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