Veggy Malta tried microgreens grown naturally and pesticide free by Green Thumb Farm Malta. We took the plants home to try out. I guess I can clearly define that as fresh. I tried the kohlrabi (Gidra) in a salad and also added it in some sandwiches. Although in miniature, the taste is that of a full grown gidra. After purchase the plants will last plus or minus 1 week. During that time you can cut the fresh plant with the scissors and add to taste in your plate.
Green Thumb Farm Malta states that the microgreens produced by them are grown from certified organic seeds. They are grown without the use of pesticides. Microgreens otherwise known as “vegetable confetti” are occasionally confused with sprouts. Micro-greens are edible immature greens, that are harvested one month after germination. The plant is usually around 2 inches long. The stem, the seed leaves and actual leaves can all be cut with a scissors and eaten raw.
Microgreens are up to 40 fold more concentrated
Microgreens obviously give a nice touch to a plate. But these little things are not only pretty, but pack a good nutrients punch. In fact studies have shown that they are loaded with nutrients and vitamins. You will find vitamins like C, E, and K, lutein, and beta-carotene, 40 times as much in microgreens as you would find in the mature leaves of the same plant.
“The microgreens were four- to 40-fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts,” says researcher Qin Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland in College Park.¹ That does mean that you should replace mature vegetables, as mature vegetables also provide you with he necessary fibre.
Where to buy them
You can buy them by visiting Green thumb Farm Malta’s facebook page, call Claude on 79246884 and he will deliver. The cost is €2.75.
Recipe for Kohlrabi microgreens
Here is a simple recipe you can use with these microgreens.
To start you will need Zucchini, Carrots, Beets, Cabbage. Grate all the with a grater. Stir fry in a pan for approx 20 minutes with some oil and garlic. Add avocado and yogurt mustard dressing. Top up with Kohlrabi microgreens.