Micro greens are becoming mega popular. As the name suggests, microgreens are very small. Most micro greens require only one to two weeks of total growing time, but some grow for four to six weeks before being harvested. Even though they are tiny, micro greens can contain more nutritional value that the typical full grown vegetables.
Micro greens are one type of specialty produce, edible flowers are another. Flowers with edible blossoms make fun and colorful garnishes. Edible flowers are also used in condiments, such as vinegars or dressings, or mixed into whipped butter. They add color and elegance to a meal. There are many varieties of edible flowers, and they are not a new discovery. After the Boston Tea Party, petals from bee balm flowers were often brewed and used as a substitute for tea.
If you are planning a dinner party, or a get together of any kind, the food you serve is one of the most important decisions that need to be made. For your next event, you might consider something new or different, and something that might make a great conversation starter. Specialty produce, such as micro greens and edible flowers can add fun and flavor to a meal. Find more on this topic here.