Micro-Greens

Micro-Greens are a tiny form of young edible greens produced from vegetables, herbs or other plants. They range in size from one to one and a half inches long, including the stem and leaves. A micro-green has a single central stem which has been cut just above the soil line during harvesting. It has two fully developed cotyledon leaves and usually one pair very small, partially developed true leaves.  The typical stem and leaf configuration for micro-greens is about 1” to 1½” in height, and ½” to 1“ in width across the top.Micro-greens can have surprisingly intense flavors considering their small size, though not as strong as mature greens and herbs.

Micro-greens are used as a fresh flavor accent primarily in fine dining restaurants. These restaurants place a strong emphasis on both the creative presentation and flavor of their dishes. Micro-greens’ delicate, fresh appearance adds beauty and dimension combined with a range of distinct flavor elements. Micro-greens are a super food that contains a large amount of chlorophyll. Sunflower lettuce or micro-greens are packed with nutrients at 25-30% protein is is a great bio available source of nutrition.IMG_2574=small

Sunflower Lettuce (Micro-greens):
These greens are delicious eaten as snacks on their own and
can also help transform even the most ordinary of salads,
sandwiches or wraps into a presentation that is equally
impressive and nourishing.
phytosterols, oils include linoleic acid, 60% and oleic acid 30%,
coenzyme Q 10, saponins, albumin, lecithin, betaine,
quercimetrin,tannins, sesquiterpenes, pectin, lignans,
protein 24-30% about 3 oz = 20g protein

Vitamins:
A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, B15, C, D, E, F, H, K,
choline, folic acid, inositol, PABA and chlorophyll

Minerals:
calcium, cobalt, copper, fluorine,
iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese,IMG_2582
phosphorus, potassium, selenium,
silicon, sodium, sulphur, zinc to name a few
Actions:
anti-inflammatory, antifatigue, antimicrobial,
antioxidant, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue,
hypolipidemic, nutritive, tonic

Onion Micro-greens
The italian scallion is a flavor blast of Onions.They never make you cry – even if you chop
them, and they taste like spring onions. Delicious! Onions grown as Micro-Greens
look like miniature scallions – very cool! This micro-green is so packed with flavor just a small bit of micro-greens will set your taste buds singing. Incredible in a salad, on a sandwich, on an egg, salmon and more. This is one of our best sellers

Vitamins A, B, C, and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus,webonion
Potassium, Zinc
Carotene, Chlorophyll
Trace Elements, Amino Acids
Protein: 20%

 

Green Pea shoots

Shoots are low in fat and with just 9 calories per 50g and 14 calories per 80g vegetable portion (equivalent to a cereal bowlful), they are a delicious addition to any diet.  Quick to prepare they provide a tasty and convenient way to help people achieve their ‘5 a day’ – especially as they are ideal partners for other vegetables whether served hot or as part of a mixed salad. Daily salad eaters have also been found to have better absorption and blood levels of vitamin C, folic acid and carotenoids such as beta-carotene which the body can convert to vitamin A. They taste great: the leaves are fresh,
juicy and tender with a distinctive pea flavor.

Vitamins A, B, C and EIMG_2570web
Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Pantothic Acid.
magnesium, potassium, selenium, manganese
Amino Acids
Protein: 25% about 10g serving

 No longer a novelty item, micro-greens have been popular  in upscale culinary establishments for well over 15 years.  Now that micro-greens are a solid ingredient in our finest cuisines,Bright Side of the Moon prides itself on providing the most consistent supply available.  In addition, we regularly introduce new and exciting micro-green varieties to the culinary world.

 

Find us at:

We do a personal delivery on Thursdays to Austin and Wimberley and if you would like to be added to the list contact us at info@brightsideofthemoon.com

San Marcus Farmers Market http://www.sanmarcosfarmersmarket.com/
on Saturdays at the square in San Marcus 9 am to 1pmon Tuesdays at the Hitch in San Marcus 3pm to 7pm

Bountiful Sprouts online Farmers market Click here for site

our sweet peas can be picked up at Wheatsville Food Co-op in Austin http://wheatsville.coop/

Soon to be at the Wimberley Farmers market on Wednesday from 5pm to 6
http://visitwimberley.com/marketdays/wimFM.shtml

 

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  2. I was blessed by Linda at Wimberley Health Foods with samples of your greens/sprouts. I was struggling with my new journey on a Raw diet and like a genie she pulled out baggies of your tasty sprouts! I am now venturing on a new journey trying to reset my diet and embrace basically a non processed diet my problem is I strongly dislike my vegs I do love your sprouts! I live in Wimberley can I purchase in a more economical way?

    • Here in Wimberley we have bountiful sprouts or direct delivery. our number is 512 8478678 for orders we are also at the San Marcos farmers market on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

    • Thank you Brenda we do deliver here in Wimberley and we are with Bountiful sprouts. My number is 512-847-8678 I will deliver at a time that is convenient for you.

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