Micro-Greens vs. Sprouts: wait, there’s a difference?

by | May 18, 2023 | Blog

Yes, there is! Sprouts and micro-greens are both nutrient-rich young plants, but they differ in their growth stages and cultivation methods.
Sprouts are germinated seeds that are typically grown in water without soil. They are harvested within a few days of germination, usually when the root, shoot, and seed leaves have developed.
Sprouts are typically consumed entirely, including the seed, root, and shoot.
Micro-Greens, on the other hand, are grown in soil. They are harvested when the seedlings have developed their first true leaves, which usually takes 1-3 weeks depending on the plant variety. 
Unlike sprouts, only the above-soil portion of micro-greens is consumed, typically the stems and leaves, while the roots are discarded.
In terms of nutritional benefits, both sprouts and micro-greens are highly nutritious.
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However, micro-greens contain a higher concentration of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds. Since micro-greens have more time to grow and develop a more extensive root system, they can absorb more nutrients from the soil, leading to a higher nutrient density compared to sprouts.

Our micro-greens are certified organic and offer a delicious flavour and expansive nutritional profiles, making them a fantastic choice for health-conscious individuals and culinary enthusiasts.