MICROGREENS FOR SALAD

MICROGREENS FOR SALAD
MICROGREENS FOR SALAD
The seedlings in above photo are a combination of red and green amaranth for a more attractive salad.

There is an emerging trend in salad greens. This is the use of what Rowena Bienes of Allied Botanical calls microgreens. These are actually mass-sprouted seeds in a shallow container using sterile potting media. The seeds used are those produced in big numbers by open-pollinated vegetables. These include amaranth, spinach, radish, pechay, pepper and others.

The sprouted seeds are harvested when they have a couple of leaves and prepared the usual way as green salad. These young plants are considered very nutritious. In producing microgreens, it is important to use seeds that are plentiful.

MICROGREENS FOR SALAD
Above is a red amaranth. It produces lots of seeds for making microgreens.
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