To our green-thumbed enthusiasts and culinary adventurers! It’s time to gather ‘round for a tale of mistaken identity so grand it could only unfold in the world of gastronomy. Our beloved microgreens have found themselves in quite the pickle—or should we say, in quite the salad?
The Plot Thickens
In kitchens far and wide, a whisper turned into a murmur, and a murmur into a shout. "Is this cress?" asked the masses, pointing at our tiny, leafy friends. But let us assure you, while microgreens are flattered by the comparison, they are not, in fact, cress. They have been spotted seeking counsel from the sagest herbs in the garden to overcome this identity mix-up.
What’s in a Name?
Microgreens are the seedlings of vegetables and herbs, harvested just after the first leaves have developed. Unlike cress, which is often used as a peppery garnish, microgreens come in a variety of flavors, textures, and colors. They're like the kaleidoscope of the plant world—diverse and full of surprise.
What’s in a Name?
Microgreens are the seedlings of vegetables and herbs, harvested just after the first leaves have developed. Unlike cress, which is often used as a peppery garnish, microgreens come in a variety of flavours, textures, and colours. They're like the kaleidoscope of the plant world—diverse and full of surprise.
A Leaf Out of Their Book
So, why all the confusion? Both cress and microgreens are often used to add a fresh, zesty accent to dishes. But our Microgreen pals want you to know they're more than just a pretty leaf on your plate. They pack a nutritious punch, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. And unlike the single-note cress, microgreens can taste like anything from sweet pea to spicy radish.
The Therapy Sessions
Rumour has it that microgreens have been attending group therapy sessions with other misunderstood veggies, taking turns to express their feelings and correct the myths surrounding their identities. The beetroot Microgreen lamented, "I’m more than just a colour, you know," while the amaranth Microgreen added, "I wish they'd see past my beauty and value my brain—er, I mean, my leaves."
The Teeny Greeny Conclusion
Here at Teeny Greeny, we believe in giving credit where credit is due. Our microgreens are not just any greens; they are the superheroes of the salad bowl, the tiny but mighty warriors of the food world. They’re not cress—they're microgreens, and they're proud of it!
So next time you spot these little guys on your plate, give them a nod of recognition. They’re not in cress’s shadow; they’re standing tall, basking in their own unique glory.
And remember, the only thing they have in common with cress is that they're both green and both brassicas. Microgreens provide a greater variety of brassica species along with their nutrients and polyphenols and are on a mission to make your meals deliciously unforgettable.
Keep it green, keep it teeny, and always keep it micro.
Alice (Grower, Owner & Founder at Teeny Greeny)
If you're intrigued by the idea of growing microgreens at home and want to learn more then check out the helpful links below 👇
1. Take the quiz here - a super quick quiz to help you choose the perfect kit.
2. Read more about the world of Microgreens on our blog here
3. Get started ASAP whilst the Shop is open and get growing your own delicious and highly nutritions Microgreens now!
5. Swat up on the health benefits here
6. Watch more inclusive day-by-day free tutorials on our Youtube