What is micro green?

What is micro green?

Micro greens are special food products that are gaining popularity and attention nowadays. They are young and soft cotyledon leafy greens in a pleasant palette of colors, textures and flavors. Microgreens are new class of edible vegetables that are harvested when the first leaves are fully expanded and before true leaves emerge. They are used as edible garnishes to decorate various dishes or enrich salads. Sprouts, microgreens and edible flowers create a growing market segment in developed countries, where health-conscious restaurant chefs use these herbs and plant parts to add exotic flavors, colors and creative presentations to consumers' meals.
 
Today, the consumption of micro greens has increased due to the fact that they contain more nutrients and health-promoting micronutrients than their mature counterparts that are important for human health, and higher concentrations of bioactive components such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants compared to mature greens. Micro greens are sustainable solution for the agricultural world, and any sustainable solution or innovation, albeit partially, can contribute to improving our quality of life.