Are you familiar with the term “microgreens”? Unless you are a chef, serious amateur cook, or someone who has worked directly with microgreens you probably aren’t very familiar with the term. Essentially, microgreens — such as crystallized flowers, edible plants and flowers, or herb crystals — are attractive and delicious ways to spruce up the flavor and visual appeal of just about any kind of dish.
In their rawest form, microgreens are small plants that take a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience, skill, and care to grow successfully. Sizewise, the typical microgreen plant is approximately 1.5 inches tall by 1 to 1.5 inches in width. The microgreen leaves that are used by the top cooks to complement their dishes are normally no more than 14 days old, because experts contend that they reach their peak flavor and appearance within their first two weeks of growth.
If you are serious about cooking and are looking for the perfect way to dress up the flavor and appearance of your dishes, there are a variety of microgreens from which to choose. Som examples include sugar flowers, flower crystals, crystallized flowers, edible blossoms, and more. Regardless of what you are looking to achieve, microgreens can be the perfect complement for almost any meal you serve.
The top chefs have been sprucing up their dishes with microgreens for years. Now anyone who is serious about quality cooking can do the same. The bottom line is microgreens are an excellent way to add a touch of pizzazz to any dish. It’s just a matter of how much imagination one has.