Do you cook microgreens? Microgreens, also known as pink microgreens or purple microgreens, are tiny purple or pinkish seeds that come from the roots of daisy species. They have been used in Asia and Europe for a few decades now for a variety of culinary and medicinal purposes. Read on and learn more about how eating microgreens can improve your health.
To begin with, let’s go over how microgreens work. These little seeds contain a lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Like other forms of vitamin c, they provide good sources of this vital nutrient in small enough doses that we need not worry about overdose. And just like other forms of vitamin c, cooking microgreens will help to make sure we get all the nutrients we need.
How do you cook kale microgreens? To make kale microgreens, heat the leaves until tender but not burned. Set aside while retaining their shape. When the kale has finished cooking, leave it alone to cool down. You can refrigerate it until you are ready to use it.
Now here’s a useful tip. You don’t really need to drain the water used in cooking microgreens. The reason is because you want some of that nutrient (and, of course, the calories) to stay in the vegetables. Cooking them with water used in its entirety will prevent the greens from spoiling, while also retaining most of their nutrients. But some people do drain the water used in cooking. In that case, drain the water used but reserve it for placing the kale next time.
Another useful tip to help you make microgreens is to rinse the kale well after you cook it. The reason is that the chlorophyll in kale (which is responsible for the green color) tends to get washed away when you rinse it. Some chefs leave the kale whole; others like to finely chop it and make croutons for salads or wraps. If that is the way you would like to prepare it, be sure to rinse it well first.
As for how do you cook kale microgreens? Once they’re tender but not mushy, you can slice them open with a fork. They can absorb a lot of nutrients! A lot of people like to mash them up a bit. Microgreens are rich in antioxidants – vitamin A, C and E, among others. So they can also boost your health, even if they are vegetarian.
In addition to these nutrients, microgreens are also high in nutrients, especially in the vitamins A, C and E. Kale has more beta carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges, more iron than spinach and more potassium than bananas. Of course, it has more fiber than most vegetables and more protein than spinach as well. So it has plenty of goodies for the body! And because it is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, it helps to cleanse the body.
How do you cook microgreens? As you were reading this article, did you even know that you can cook them yourself? It’s easy. You could choose to roast them in a pan over medium heat until they are soft and mushy, or you could slice them open with a fork and add some liquid such as broth to help them stick together better.
Some people like to add to their microgreen diet cooked leaves and stems of celery, beets, kale, cabbage and parsley. To me, that sounds like a treat for myself. The leaves can be mixed with a bit of olive oil and some tarragon to taste. Then, it’s time to snack on them or bite into them themselves to enjoy the wonderful flavor.
Another great way to enjoy these soft, colorful veggies is to mix them with some cooked squash or sweet potatoes. Or, mash them up with some baked potato, zucchini or carrot. Sprinkle some oregano, basil or parsley on top and serve them that way, too. They will be so tasty and have plenty of vitamin c and potassium going for them.
The important thing to remember when eating leafy greens is that you should only eat them raw if you are using them in your recipes. For example, spinach should be raw and never cooked until it is very tender. If you must cook them, try steaming or grilling instead of frying. For maximum freshness, buy organic leafy greens whenever possible.