Micro greens are used like sprouts, as a garnish, gourmet salad, or sprinkled over entrées. Create your own mixes with a variety of leaf shapes, flavors, and colors.
Pea shoots are simply the young leaves of a pea plant. Delicate, juicy and tender leaves and tendrils. All parts of the pea plant are edible. As the pea leaves and stems mature, they tend to get tough and stringy. But when they are young, the pea shoots are both tender, but crisp and tasty. The same goes for those curling, clinging tendrils the pea plants use to hold on to supports.
Buckwheat Greens are a fabulous super food! They are tender thin shoots with delicate leaves & red tinged stems. In spite of the name, they are not related to wheat and are completely gluten free. It's one of the most complete sources of protein, containing 8 essential amino acids. Like duck eggs, they are very high in alkaline & healthy for diabetics & cancer patients to eat. It is also know to help lower blood pressure, balance cholesterol, prevent osteoporosis & even help alleviate depression
Corn Shoots are an illuminating yellow that taste as interesting as they look. Corn shoots have a distinct corn flavor while being intensely sweet & slightly sour at the same time. They are commonly found in stir-frys, accompanying seafood & in salads. Used for many years in European cuisine, Popcorn Shoots are rapidly gaining popularity in fine US restraunts. The shoots are amazingly sweet! They are most tender when light is withheld - this is called Blanching.
Daikon Radish, also known as kaiware, have tall, silky crisp white stems and crisp green leaves. They are fast growing with a spicy, hot flavour which is perfect for use fresh in salads or sandwiches or add to soups, sushi rolls or stir fry. Grown to micro leaf stage, they are lovely as a garnish and wonderful mixed with Alfalfa.
A wonderful tender sprout, this Mustard tastes like Horseradish - Mmmmm! This is Oriental Mustard - it is a yellow seed and is the only non-muciloginous Mustard we've ever seen and therefore the only (non-Asian) Mustard you can sprout in a conventional sprouter.
Sunflower sprouts are baby sunflowers. They make an inexpensive and tasty nutritional addition to any salad or green smoothie. Fresh, crunchy, and slightly nutty in flavor they are grown indoors all year round, providing lovely fresh greens in the depths of winter.