A couple of weeks ago I’ve been to California on a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco and that was also my chance to be introduced to their local organic food and kitchen. I’ve been completely amused and surprised by the variety of vegetables, fruit and recipes (mostly soy-free)you can find all over the country, Los Angeles especially. I had also smoothies and sandwiches with micro-greens so that I’ve started to be more curious about that, besides the fact they are damn cute to see on your dish! It’s not a coincidence indeed that in California they consume micro-greens, because the first time that they began to show up on a menu was exactly in the 80’s in San Francisco. They are also considered as super-food since they have up to 40% more nutrients than normal greens. Back to Berlin, I simply can’t wait to grow my own with this magical kit kindly provided me by Heimgart. This Berlin-based brand knows everything about micro-greens and developed their own beautiful, eco-friendly and elegant system. The starter kit is the best solution to be sure that you will get your perfect and healthy micro-greens within 7 days. Let’s explore it!
Inside the starter kit, you will find the white porcelain sprouting bowl, the stainless steel insert, 2 organic seed pads (rocket and garden cress) and the instructions. You can also purchase separately other varieties of seeds between red cabbage, broccoli, mustard, and radish. It took to me exactly 7 days to see these baby greens growing and ready to use for all my recipes!
Facts: Microgreens are veritable power plants. They are larger than sprouts, smaller than baby leaves and are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and secondary plant substances. You can find out exactly how much each variety contains on the variety in question.
- Fill the sprouting bowl with water up to the level-mark.
- Lay the seed pads in the stainless steel insert and place it in the bowl. The seeds should point upwards and the wicks should dip into the water.
- Lay the paper lids on the bowl and leave Heimgart covered for the next 2-3 days.
- As soon as the sprouting microgreens push the lids up, you can remove them.
- After 5-7 days it’s time to harvest your microgreens.