Old School Fitness Microgreen Variety Packs
Oakdene Nurseries will be delivering variety A4 trays of microgreens. There will be 5 packs og different microgreens in each tray. These are the varities of seeds that will be randomnly mixed into each tray:
Here is our micro green range supplied in A4 sized trays with 5 strips enabling each tray to hold up to 5 different varieties of greens. Microgreens have amazing health and nutrition benefits, they are the germinated seeds of most of your common edible vegetables. Considered to contain 10 to 40 times more nutritients than their mature food types.
How to Use Microgreens in Food
They can be used in green salads, as garnish to dishes, sprinkled on sandwiches, wraps and rolls. Mixed to add flavour to cold sauces, blended into smoothies or added to soups, casseroles or curries.
Using 80 years of their growing experience Oakdene Nurseries have nurtured a range of microgreens in peat free compost that they make and blend on site from green waste. No agro chemicals have been used in the process. They have teamed up with the social enterprise Roots to Fruit Midlands Ltd. So that when you try their micro greens you will not just be receiving a power house of nutrition but you are investing in a product that has a low environmental impact and high social value.
Cut the microgreens as close to the compost as possible only cut what you want to use. Take a sieve or cullinder and wash under cold runing tap water for atleast 20 seconds tossing the grens so that they are covered in running water. WHat you don’t use keep on a sunny window sill or in your garden and keep thew waterd with a sprayer (use cold tap water). Some varieties are cut and come again like peas, kale, wheat etc. Don’t throow the compost away seive (using a garden seive) it and spread it on your borders or use it as potting comost.
Heres What’s Springing up at the Moment
Crown Daisy botanical name – Glebionis coronaria used to be in the chrysanthemum family. The plant is full of minerals and vitamins with potassium concentrations at 610 mg/100 g and carotene at 3.4 g/100 g in edible portions. Also the plant contains various antioxidants (in stem, leaf, and root tissues) having potential long-term benefits for human health.
Sometimes called French parsley or garden chervil, is an annual herb related to parsley and to carrots. The leaves and stems feature exceedingly high amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
These have high levels of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Folate, and the minerals copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. They also contain thiamine, riboflavin, zinc as well and beta carotenes.
This plant belongs to the “cabbage” (Brassica) family. Itcontains health-promoting phytochemicals, sulforaphane, and indole-3-carbinol to protect against prostate and colon cancers. Di-indolyl-methane (DIM), a metabolite of indole-3-carbinol is an effective immune modulator, antibacterial and antiviral agent Fresh leaves are also rich in vitamins antioxidant compounds flavones like apigenin and flavonols such as isorhamnetin, kaempferol, quercetin, etc.
These microgreens have a sweet nutty flavour and a thick crunchy texture to them. source of complete protein. In fact, they are considered to be the most balanced of all of the sources of essential amino acids, helping to repair muscle tissue and aid in enzymatic functions in the body. Sunflower microgreens are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins A, B complex, D, and E; they also contain minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.
Micro Fennel is tender and succulent with a lemony, black liquorice scent and a mild, green flavour with sweet notes and a peppery-anise finish. Micro Fennel provides vitamin C, E, and K, antioxidants, potassium, and fibre.
MicroGreen Mizuna produces pale green leaves and delivers a tangy mustard flavour. Mazuna incorporates all the antioxidant qualities of its fellow mustard family
Amaranth Red Army
This is millet which grows into and becomes the super food quinoa. The Amaranth micro green is crisp, tender, and has a mild and sweet, earthy flavour reminiscent of mustard but with much less spice and a delicate grassy finish. Don’t forget the bright red foliage makes a great garnish. Micro Red Amaranth greens contain potassium, vitamins C, K, and E, zinc, manganese, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, and copper.
Chinese cabbage or pak choi, is a member of the Brassica cabbage family. It is dark and leafy vegetable. It is nutritious. It’s packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but is very low in calories and carbohydrates and has almost no fat.
Looks great as a garnish or in a green salad, a good source of Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese.
Also known as cilantro a member of the aromatic flowering plant family that includes carrot, celery and parsley. Cilantro microgreens are indeed aromatic, with a citrusy and grassy flavour. A good source of vitamin K. Vitamin K is required for blood coagulation. Cilantro microgreens have a similar concentration of vitamin K as baby spinach. Cilantro is also a good source of vitamin C, which is an essential nutrient that acts as an antioxidant. Cilantro microgreens have a slightly lower concentration of vitamin C than an orange.
Mildly spicy and a great addition to salad greens; power house of vitamins and nutrients