The palate choices of chefs versus the everyday consumer can very greatly, this page will help you (the chef) understand what options are available to you when you choose S.V.M. to grow your micro greens/leaves.
- Colors can be changed by adding or subtracting the amount of light they need to grow.
- The size of the leaf and/or stem can be shrunk or enlarged by letting them grow for a shorter or longer period of time.
The varying taste of microgreens is growing by the month. New varieties like Fenugreek, Cilantro, and Basil are becoming more popular because they prove that microgreens aren't just for garnish eye appeal anymore, they actually have unique tastes that can add depth of flavor to a dish.
- Some microgreens can be made sweeter and/or milder by limiting the amount of time they are exposed to light. Sacrifice exposure to light altogether and some micros will be 25% or more sweeter.
- You can add maximum spiciness or full-bodied flavor by letting them grow a few days longer than normal.
Most microgreens in the culinary world are thought of as garnishes or flavor accents, they are almost never thought of for their nutritional qualities. This may change in the future as Microgreens continue to hit the mainstream as a source of incredible nutrition for so little caloric intake.
- All microgreens are at the bare minimum 5x more nutritious than the counterparts they grow into. If assembled with the correct varieties, it is possible to get 100% of your daily value of vitamins and minerals in a salad. you can do this with a mere 2-3oz of microgreens.
- With food items like the "Impossible" burger hitting the likes of Burger King and the Habit Grill, a source of nutrition as dense as microgreens is sure to be close behind. If you can bridge the gap between garnish and appetizer/side dish, a whole new market for tasty AND healthy food could arise on your menu.
The varieties listed here are either in stock or can be ordered and grow at your request. Please allow 1-4 weeks for newly ordered seeds to be shipped (usually one week) and grown (1-3 weeks).
Varieties currently in stock
Sunflower - Purple Radish - Nasturtium - Peas (multiple varieties) - Broccoli - Kale - Kohlrabi
- Red Cabbage - Cantaloupe - Mizuna (Wasabi) - Basil - Red Amaranth - Buckwheat - Cilantro - Swiss Chard (multiple colors)- Fenugreek - Carrot - Onion
- Corn - Marigold - Shiso
Varieties available for order
Salad Mixes (multiple varieties) - Arugala - Brussel Sprouts - Parsley - Cress - Celery - Anise - Cauliflower - Dill - Clover - Fennel - Borrage - Mustard - Sorrel - Chia - Lettuce (multiple varieties) - Red Mizuna - Collard - Chevril - Fava - Rutabaga - Shungiku - Lemon Balm - Chrysanthemum - Endive - Lovage - Corn Salad - Turnip - Oregano - Kintsai - Cho Kara - Paracress/Buzzbutton