Have you heard about Microgreens yet? They are quietly making their presence known in the the food industry. Local farms and market gardens are making it a point to have these as part of their offering as demand increases and becomes more widespread. There are large scale commercial operations specifically dedicated to Microgreens farming and production. And the craze is only getting crazier. So what are they? Why is their popularity skyrocketing, and why are they the perfect superfood to include in your diet? Microgreens are young plants, planted densely and harvested after 8-14 days to produce a plentiful crop. At first glance this seems like it would offer no nutritional benefit as the plants have had no time to mature into your favorite veggies yet. But, nature is a beautiful thing and always has a way of providing gifts where we least expect them. When a seed germinates and sends out its first roots, it is searching for water. The young plant doesn’t yet have the ability to uptake nutrients from the soil but it is born in bounty. Young seedlings are given everything they need to flourish from the start. Seeds are packed with a concentration of nutrients to ensure successful beginnings of plant life. This translates into superfood goodness for us.