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Published on October 10th, 2017 | by Burrito Recipes

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The Magic of Microgreens at Your Table

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When it comes to cooking for you and your family, you want to be able to deliver all of the nutrition you can muster without skimping on the taste. We’ve all had that health-conscious meal that tasted like dirt and we do not look forward to having it again, any time soon.

Cooking healthy meals that are healthy at the same time is not as difficult as it might initially seem. If you have tried and failed in the past, perhaps you have not tried the right combination of ingredients. Something that hundreds of households all over the country are discovering is the special additions to any plate. These special additions are known as microgreens and they have been around for about 30 years.

True leaf microgreens are young vegetable greens that are used as visual and flavor components mostly in fine dining restaurants but can be used at any table, anywhere. They give a dish an extra texture and an extra flavor or two, often transforming a bland meal into something exotic and full of flavor. True leaf microgreens are smaller than baby greens and are harvested later than sprouts.

Microgreens can give your meal that extra variety of flavor. Perhaps your salad needs a little boost. Adding microgreens to salads can give them the sweet and spicy kick that will transform that bland salad into a family favorite. Not only will they give your salads the extra bit of flavor you have been looking for, they will also bring an array of colors that might just please the most finicky eaters in your household.

When it comes to the way food looks and what is appetizing, adults prefer three food components with three different colors on the plate. For children–often the more picky eaters–seven food components with six different colors are preferable. With over 100 types of common garden flowers that are edible, you are sure to find exactly the right combination to please everyone at your table.

You will be hard-pressed to find produce that is any fresher than the true microgreens that come from the soil tray at your local farmer’s market. Buying them from a farmer who specializes in microgreens is an easy way to make sure you are getting everything you need and want from your microgreens. Try some today!


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