Microgreens

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Cut Microgreens

Our Cut Microgreens are grown to order, cut, washed, dried  & packaged, chilled and delivered fresh ready to eat and enjoy with a long shelf life.

  • Rainbow MicrosRainbow micro mix

A vibrant contrasting mix of green & purple radish microgreens with a mild spicy radish kick. Radish is a root vegetable and ancient food crop that belongs to the brassica family the same family as cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

They taste just like radish and even though they are extremely low in calories, they are rich in beneficial nutrients such as enzymes, antioxidants, protein, minerals and vitamins and provide a sense of fullness after eating.

Radish and broccoli sprouts contain high amounts of antioxidants that have been shown to be effective again several forms of cancer.

Enjoyed in salads, on eggs or Avocado, in sandwiches, wraps or as a beautiful nutritious garnish to almost any meal.

Nutritional info:

Vitamins A, B, C, E, K
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc
Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Carotene, Chlorophyll
Antioxidants
Protein: 30%

Traditionally Used for:

  • Weight loss
  • Energy
  • Eyes
  • Detox
  • Cancer
  • Digestion
  • Liver & Gallbladder Function
  • PMS
  • Menopause

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Broccoli Microgreens are famous for their antioxidant content. Cruciferous vegetables are known to contain phytonutrients that inhibit the development of cancer. Sprouted broccoli seeds are several dozen times more effective in combating cancer than other vegetables in this family. In fact, broccoli sprouts can provide the body with up to 100 times the cancer fighting sulfurophane than mature broccoli. This means that you easily get as much benefit from 50g of broccoli micros as you would if you ate 3-5kg of fully grown broccoli. The scientific research supporting the use and benefits of broccoli sprouts is simply incredible.

Check out this very informative youtoube video Sulfurophane Effects on Cancer, Mortality, Aging, Brain and Behavior, Heart Disease & More.  https://youtu.be/zz4YVJ4aRfg

Nutritional info:

Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc,
Carotene, Chlorophyll, Trace
Elements, Amino Acids,
Antioxidants,
Protein: 35%

 

Traditionally Used For:

  • Cancer treatment & prevention
  • Immune system
  • Heart disease & atherosclerosis
  • Allergy & asthma
  • Elimination
  • Detox

Enjoy bended in your daily smoothie for best health effects. We like circa 50g per day a in a green smoothie or a milk based smoothie with banana and honey or whatever you like for taste. 5 days per week is great and any more is a super effort.

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  • Fenugreek Micros

Fenugreek microgreens have a nutritional advantage as the sprouting process enhances their nutritional content and digestibility. Fenugeek is a legume that and their microgreens contain various nutrients but they are particularly rich in fibre (50g circa 6g), protein (circa 30%) and iorn (50g circa 8 milligrams).

Fenugreek yields a medicinal gel that helps combat diabetes, digestive disorders, asthma, allergies, and even body odor. Used as a spice in Indian food and as a digestive aid fenugreek is a very fragrant, super nutritious microgreen.

“Reducing the sugar level of the blood, Fenugreek is used for treating diabetes in conjunction with insulin. It also lowers blood pressure. It relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection. Fenugreek contains natural expectorant properties ideal for treating sinus and lung congestion, and loosens and removes excess mucus and phlegm. Fenugreek is also an excellent source of selenium, an anti-radiant which helps the body utilize oxygen. Fenugreek is a natural source of iron, silicon, sodium and thiamine. Fenugreek contains mucilagins which are known for soothing and relaxing inflamed tissues. Fenugreek stimulates the production of mucosal fluids helping remove allergens and toxins from the respiratory tract. Acting as an expectorant, Fenugreek alleviates coughing, stimulates perspiration to reduce fevers, and is beneficial for treating allergies, bronchitis and congestion. In the East, beverages are made from the seed to ease stomach trouble. The chemical make-up is curiously similar to cod liver oil, for which a decoction of the seed is sometimes used as a substitute. Many other properties are ascribed to it in India and the East and not surprisingly include aphrodisiac.” (The Epicentre. 2003).

Fenugreek is great for general breast health, including helping to prevent breast cancer and also increasing breast feeding mother’s milk. In fact, certain studies have associated fenugreek with increases in milk production of as much as 900%. Men please don’t worry- there is no evidence that men who eat moderate amounts of phytoestrogens experience any feminizing effects. In fact, recent studies have suggested that typical Asian diets, which have always been much higher in these substances than Western diets, appear to be associated with a significantly lower risk of prostate and colon cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of heart disease and osteoporosis. Phytoestrogens, natural plant compounds which have a similarity to human estrogens, help the body restore its hormonal balance by acting as both agonists and antagonists.

Nutritional info:

Vitamins A, B, C, E,
Choline (a fat controller),
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Silicon
Carotene, Chlorophyll,
Trace Elements,
Amino Acids,
Fiber (high level of soluble fiber),
Protein: 30%

 

Traditionally Used for:

  • Digestive aid
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Breast milk
  • Weight loss
  • Cancer
  • Detox
  • Painful menstruation
  • Arthritis

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When whole Sunflower seeds are germinated and grown for a few days they become baby shoots that provide us with incredible health benefits. They are delicious eaten as snacks on their own and lightly cooked their flavour can transform a stir dry equally impressive and nourishing. Simply put, sunflower greens are one of the most complete foods you can add to your diet for overall health and well being. We like to use them in our Pad Thai, smoothies and salads.

Health Benefits:

  • Sunflower shoots are a perfect source of complete protein. In fact, they are considered to be the most balanced of all of the sources of essential amino acids, helping to repair muscle tissue and aid in enzymatic functions in the body.
  • They help build our skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems.
  • They activate every cell of the immune system and help to keep gut bacteria healthy, thus improving our ability to fight disease.
  • They boost fertility as they contain high amounts of zinc. Zinc is a well-researched mineral that is essential for the development of sperm.
  • Sunflower greens are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins A, B complex, D, and E; they also contain minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.
  • Sunflower shoots are high in B vitamins, especially folate. Folate is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women. Folate helps to protect babies from developing neural tube defects (NTDs). The combination of B vitamins also assists in the mother’s circulation as well as aids in stress relief. In fact, sunflower sprouts are rich in all of the nutrients that are important during pregnancy such as iron, calcium, essential fats, and folate.
  • Sunflower greens are a rich source of lecithin which helps to eliminate accumulated deposits in arterial walls, and break down fatty acids into an easily digestible water soluble form.
  • They are rich in chlorophyll which benefits many functions within the body, including building blood supply, revitalizing tissue, calming inflammation, activating enzymes, and deodorizing the body.
  • The sunflower shoot is a natural expectorant for chest congestion: In Ayurvedic medicine, these sprouts are thought to have the ability to encourage clearance of the lungs. Natural expectorants may also be used as a preventative measure against lower respiratory infections to deter the invasion of pathogens.
  • Boost your antioxidant capacity with sunflower sprouts: Sunflower sprouts contain high amounts of vitamin E. Vitamin E works synergistically with vitamin C and selenium to reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of arteries and prevent heart disease.
  • Sunflower microgreens are low in calories and high in nutrition, making them ideal for any natural and healthy fat loss program.

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Snow Pea Shoots just Yumm! Sweet and fresh great for salads or to garnish, blend them into your smoothies too.

These foods are incredible sources of antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, minerals and vitamins. They help to alkalize your body, support your immune system and ensure proper cell regeneration.

Seven times more vitamin C than blueberries.

Eight times more folate than bean sprouts.

Four times more Vitamin A than tomatoes.

Up to 69% of high quality bioavailable protein.

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Big shout out to Markito Fitness & Nutrition much of the above information was sourced from their outstanding website. https://markitonutrition.com/

Storage & Packaging

The best way to store your microgreens is in a glass tupaware container lined with paper towel sealed in the fridge. Glass jars work great too and reusable plastic tupaware is good also.

Packaging options include:

  • 50g PLA Vegware  2 part punnet – compostable
  • 80g PLA Vegware compostable 2 part punnet – compostable
  • 100g LDPE Bags – Recyclable
  • 250g LDPE Bags – Recyclable
  • 1kg LDPE Bags – Recyclable
  • Bring your own container to the markets & fill them up. Remember to bring a cooler bag with a frozen drink bottle or put them in your car fridge to get them home cool.
  • Paper bags & biodegradable plastic available at the markets. Please try to bring your own container as paper bags require energy to make and we are not sure what biodegradable plastic degrades to.
  • Natureflex home compostable bags to replace LDPE & biodegradable bags are coming soon we are testing samples now.
  • PLA is a plant based alternative to oil based plastic packaging. For the PLA containers to be composted they need sustained temperatures above 50 degrees and moisture which is usually done well by industrial composters. We need to lobby our local council to accept PLA in our greenwaste bins. The closest council that accepts PLA is Armadale.

Sprouting Seeds

The untreated high germination sprouting quality seeds we use for our microgreens are available to purchase from us in 100g compostable punnets. Remember to recycle your seed container by filling with seed raising mix and growing your own microgreens.  We have seeds at out market stalls or contact us to arrange special orders.sprouts_34.jpg

Varieties include:

  • Sunflower – (Organic)
  • Fenugreek – (Organic)
  • Broccoli
  • Rainbow Radish Mix
  • Sprouting Onion
  • Alfalfa

DIY Sprouting Jars

Our DIY sprouting jar includes 100g of broccoli seed enough to fill the jar with sprouts 4-6 times. For instructions search sprouting jar on youtube or follow these simple steps.

  1. Add a spoon full of seeds to the jar. (Remember to store your surplus seeds in a cool dark dry location)
  2. Fill the jar with water and soak for 4-12hrs
  3. Empty the water
  4. Fill with water rinse and drain twice a day for 4-5days till your sprouts are ready.
  5. Store your jar draining in a cool shady spot you need minimal light on days 4 -5 to make your sprouts go green.
  6. Once grown rinse off your hulls and keep your spouts in the fridge.

DIY Microgreen KITS – Coming Soon

Kit includes:

  • Microgreen Seeds
  • Compostable grow containers
  • Seed raising mix
  • Recycled watering bottle
  • Boomerang Bag

Living Microgreens – Coming Soon

We are looking to add some cool new microgreen varieties available as living microgreens, please contact us if you have any special requests – Coming Soon

Certified Organic, Organic Grown, Spray Free, Chemical Free?

We use a locally sourced commercially prepared seedling mix containing composted pine bark (from Australian managed plantations), coconut peat (Sourced from overseas compressed blocks generally thought of as more sustainable than harvesting peat from swamps in Australia), sand and PH balanced to 6.5 with gypsum. Our seedling mix is Delivered in bulk no bags. We grow in this seed raising mix in reusable plastic trays made in Australia with natural light.

As our microgreens are only grown to cotyledon stage they have all the nutrients they need we add no fertilisers. We have no pests at this stage either so no pesticides required we control humidity through ventilation, primarily natural ventilation and use hand watering techniques to prevent mould.

Our sunflower and fenugreek seed is certified organic but as yet we are not able to source other seed varieties as certified organic in the quantities that require for microgreens. If you know of a supplier please let us know.

We wash our microgreens with a certified organic antimicrobial solution recommended by our food safety consultant in our safety plan which considers world wide best practice. We sanitise all our benches and equipment with a food grade commercial sanitiser.

Our process is not certified by anyone but ourselves.

We like to be transparent about our process so if you have a question please ask its important to understand where your food comes from.