Microgreens are considered 'baby plants' falling somewhere between a sprout and a young plant. They are harvested after the first leaves (cotyledons) develop or at the first true leaf stage. At this time, they are about 2-3 inches tall and only 1-3 weeks old, depending on the variety.
Microgreens are an exceptionally dense source of many nutrients, especially when compared with their full-grown counterparts. Although small in size, microgreens can provide unexpectedly intense flavors, vibrant colors, and crisp textures and can be served as an edible garnish, a new salad ingredient or even included in your favorite smoothie mix. The options here are really endless, you just have to give it a try and experiment directly in your kitchen!