Yes - microgreens can be eaten raw or cooked. Not only are they some of the healthiest foods on the planet, but they are also the most versatile!
As our microgreens are grown in organic soil, just give them a rinse before eating them. They can then be eaten by themselves, in a smoothie, made into a dip, brownie, quesadilla… the options are endless! Just remember if being used in hot food - think a stir fry or soup, add the microgreens in when there is about a minute to go, or right before serving-you don’t want them to get too soft and lose their delicious flavour.
Microgreens should always be stored in the fridge.
The containers that Brown Acres microgreens come in are RPET which means they are made from recycled plastic. We did a lot of research to find the perfect containers. They are currently the best solution that NZ has on offer. Compostable packaging isn’t home or curbside compostable in New Zealand, glass is expensive and can shorten the shelf life with condensation, card/paper/sugarcane packaging can remove the liquid and nutrients from the greens and also shorten the shelf life.
Try not to open the pack and leave it out of the fridge for too long, as the temperature fluctuation and oxygen in the packaging shortens the shelf life too. These baby veges sound very precious, but they’re all worth it!
Of course! Microgreens are literally baby vegetables, harvested at their healthiest. Brown Acres microgreens are grown in organic soil, no sprays used, so they are completely free of any animal products.
They are a quick and easy way to get vitamins, minerals, and protein into your diet.
Our packaging suggests one serving per pack - but honestly, we have never heard of anybody eating too many microgreens! Research has suggested that broccoli microgreens, if eaten 2-3 times a day, are optimal for maximum sulforaphane production in the gut.
As Brown Acres microgreens are grown in organic soil, it is best to give them a rinse before consuming. They can then be eaten alone, in smoothies, as a lettuce alternative, dried to make BBQ rubs and seasonings. Click here for a few of our favourite recipes.
Microgreens can be frozen - but it is not recommended if you plan on defrosting them to eat later as they will go a bit mushy! This is due to the delicate cell structure of the mini veges.
What works well are smoothies - we make a double batch, drink half, and then the rest can be frozen in ice cube trays or ice block molds (this is especially helpful for teething baby, or an after school treat!).
If you do find you have any excess microgreens that you can’t get through, another suggestion is dehydrating or freeze drying - think kale chips but tasty... 😉
Once they are dried we mix with salt for a delicious seasoning, or some sour cream or yoghurt to make a delish and nutrish dip.