by Sandra Evans

Kombucha and quinoa have been trendsetters in the food world, and now microgreens are trending big time.

For those unfamiliar with this latest food trend, microgreens are tiny seedlings from almost any vegetable or herb. Some might think they are sprouts; however, sprouts are harvested just as seeds begin to grow before leaves develop. Microgreens are harvested once both the embryonic leaves and the first true leaves have emerged.

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Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.


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