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. Micro greens 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.
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.
We can supply directly to the public, we can also sell them on a bulk order sale or return wholesale basis if you are a business that would like to sell this product.
Here’s a Selection of What is grown
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.
This plant belongs to the “cabbage” (Brassica) family contains 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.
This is in the spinach family, looks very colourful and a nutritional powerhouse vegetable packed with vitamins, nutrients and health benefits. Chard contains high levels of vitamins C, K, E, beta-carotene and the minerals manganese and zinc. As noted, it also contains betalain. Betalin pigments have repeatedly been shown to support activity within the body’s detoxification process, activating and processing unwanted toxic substances.
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.
Sugar beet bulls blood
This is related to the plant that grows and provides all of Britain’s home grown refined sugar, don’t let that put you off as the leaves are super healthy and a vibrant purple in colour. Micro Bull’s Blood is tender, crunchy, and sweet with a distinctly earthy, nutty, and beet-like flavour similar to spinach. Micro Bull’s Blood contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, zinc, iron, calcium magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants.
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
Pea cut and come again sweet green shoots. Contains 40 times more nutrients than the peas in a pod. Con be used in salads and smoothies
Considered a true super food by many health food specialists, is high in nutrition including vitamins and antioxidant.