Morning Sun Farms Microgreens
Our microgreens are hydroponically grown in our greenhouse year-round. These flavorful, nutrient-packed greens are delicious, beautiful, and add a vitamin-rich gourmet touch that will go as far as your imagination takes you.
What Are Microgreens?
Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs harvested 7-21 days after germination. They bear a wide variety of shapes, flavors, and colors. Vegetables need a full arsenal of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support their growth during early development. Harvested so small, all of those nutrients go right to you.
A University of Maryland and USDA study confirmed, “The microgreens were four to forty-fold more concentrated with nutrients like vitamins C, E, and K, lutein, and beta-carotene than their mature counterparts,” according to one researcher.
Microgreens deliver nutrients important for eyes, skin, bones, healthy digestion, reducing inflammation, preventing cardiovascular disease, fighting cancer, and strengthening the immune system.
“All of these nutrients are extremely important and have all sorts of benefits associated with them,” says researcher Gene Lester, Ph.D., of the USDA. “… if you throw a big bunch of microgreens on anything, that’s a pretty good shot of vitamins.”
Pea Shoots contain Vitamins A, B, C, and E, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Amino Acids, Pea shoots contain 20-25% protein. They are low in fat and calories.
(1) Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the body from free radicals commonly associated with high cancer risk.
(2) Vitamin A is important for the skin and helps keep the immune system healthy.
(3) Folic acid is one of the B-group of vitamins. It is needed to make healthy cells and blood, protect against DNA damage, and is necessary for fetal development.
Pea shoots are dense with antioxidants and phytonutrients
needed to support the body’s complex inflammation system.
Try ‘Em And Let Your Creativity Flow!
Microgreens are excellent in salads, sandwiches, smoothies, hor d’oeuvres, wraps, dips, soups, juiced, and as a snack. Try them on a burger, as a garnish, or topper on an appetizer, mix them into veggie or meat dishes. Add to a pizza, chicken salad, eggs…
Vitamin E superstars boasting 165% of your RDA per oz.- can help build the immune system and protect organs and tissue from free radical damage.
Grower’s favorite use- Add to pizza before baking. Outstanding!
Russian Kale contains crucial Vitamins A, C, and E, copper, and manganese. Russian Kale also contains powerful antioxidants and has the same cancer-fighting properties, Sulforaphane, as broccoli!
Use in a salad, on a sandwich, burger, or BLT. Add to soup, or a veggie sauté. Substitute for lettuce in anything. Eat as a snack plain or dipped in dressing or hummus.
Broccoli microgreens have recently become popular after it was discovered that they abound with the amazing cancer-fighting phytochemical Sulforaphane.
Research studies have shown that they contain as much as 50 times more sulforaphane than fresh broccoli. What’s more, they contain glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, substances that protect cells from becoming malignant at 10-100 times greater levels than in fresh broccoli. They are sources of plant estrogens, similar to human estrogen, and can be helpful in cases of PMS, menopause, hot flashes, and fibrocystic disease.
Nutrient-dense, they are rich sources of vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, antioxidants, the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Also, carotene, chlorophyll, amino acids, trace elements, and antioxidants. Broccoli microgreens contain as much as 35% protein.