Differences between microgreens & mature veggies
Microgreen seeds are no different from regular seeds that you would use to grow mature greens and veggies. The only difference is in the way they are grown and the length of time it takes.
Our Hamama Grow Kit is a hydroponic system. This means that our kits only need water for growing greens out to the microgreen phase. There is no need for any soil or fertilizer in our system due to the seeds only being grown for two weeks or less. During this 2-week time, the seeds supply the nutrition they need without any extra inputs such as soil or fertilizer. If one was to grow seeds out to baby greens or beyond, they would need to supply the seeds with other nutritional inputs and the proper space to grow.
In terms of nutrition, many studies have shown that microgreens are more nutrient dense than their younger (sprouts) & older (baby greens or full-grown vegetables) selves. For further reading, check out one of the studies from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry here.
In terms of flavor, each microgreen variety tastes like a clearer, and often more potent, flavored version of the adult plant. Thus, with each microgreen bite, you are getting a very concentrated amount of delicious flavor!