Dubbed as the “crown jewel of nutrition,” broccoli is an edible plant belonging to the cabbage family. It is characterized by its dark green color, large flowering head, and tender stalk. The word broccoli comes from an Italian word, the plural form of broccolo, whose meaning is “the flowering crest of a cabbage”.

Popularly eaten as a vegetable, broccoli is a nutritious crop ideally grown in cool places during spring or fall. Originating in the northern Mediterranean, the plant has been around since sixth century BC. It resulted from breeding a couple of cultivated Brassica crops. Even during the Roman Empire, broccoli was already a popular dish that was eaten raw or cooked.

Broccoli microgreen are baby broccoli plants, about 10 to 14 days old from the time of germination. They offer an incredible taste and impressive nutritional profile. They are often known for the freshness they add to any dish, their crunchy texture, and appetizing flavor, as well as their less bitter taste compared to that of the mature broccoli.

With an appearance likely the size of a four-leaf clover, these tiny plants are packed with essential and powerful nutrients. It comes as no surprise that broccoli microgreen are popular among microgreen growers and vendors. Not only are they very easy to grow, they are also perfect for a wide variety of dishes.