What Does Microgreen Mean?
Microgreens are miniature vegetables that are often used in fine dining restaurants to enhance plate arrangements or as a flavor component. In some cases they are also used as main or secondary ingredients. Because of their delicate texture and freshness, microgreens enhance the freshness, beauty, and taste of different types of dishes. They are even smaller than baby greens and can provide different flavors, ranging from spicy to sweet.
Most microgreens have one single central stem that should be trimmed above the soil line during the harvest. They are known for their developed cotyledon leaves and their relatively short crop time of ten days to two weeks. As far as their sizes are concerned, these plants range from 1” to 3” (25 to 76 mm) in height.