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Microgreens@yourhealthyfood.ca

1157 Meadowlands Drive E

Ottawa – Ontario

K2E 6J5

Frequently Asked Question!

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1) If your order contains only microgreens from our “In-Stock Microgreens” collection, they will ship within 7- 9 business days Our shipping days are on Saturday and Sunday. If your order contains unready microgreens, we will begin seeding your microgreens on Wednesday which is our main seeding day. Yes, we’re growing microgreens just for you! This ensures that you always receive the freshest “Living” microgreens with every order. After your seeds are sowed, we’ll reach out to you by email with an estimated delivery date. Believe us, it’s worth the wait!

2) If you would like your Always-in-Stock microgreens shipped immediately, please reach out to us and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

3) If you’re a commercial client, please call us for lead times and delivery dates for large orders. Thanks!

It all depends on the variety and how strict you follow our care instructions. Typically, microgreens can remain fresh from 7-10 days. 

Absolutely! If you research the health benefits of microgreens, you’ll find a plethora of studies that show how powerful these little greens are. Think about it. These are just the small version of the larger plant but with up to 40x more nutrients! So whenever you read about the health benefits of other vegetables, it applies to microgreens as well! Please keep in mind, these are not our claims and we do not, in any way, say that these are miracle greens that can cure everything. We use widely available scientific studies to make our own assumptions based on the facts. We highly recommend you do your own research before making a purchase, so you fully understand what microgreens are.

Yes, you can cut your microgreens and store them in Ziplock bags or Tupperware containers. When putting them in bags, make sure the microgreens are dry and you press out as much air as possible. This will keep them fresher, longer.



With that said, we don’t recommend cutting your microgreens and storing them in this fashion. You just purchased “living” microgreens that have all of the nutrients mother nature put in them. Once you cut your microgreens, they begin to lose their nutritional value. This goes for all vegetables. That’s why we chose to deliver our microgreens still alive so you can harvest and eat them with the maximum health benefits they offer.

According to the USDA (United States Agriculture Department), it is recommended that all produce should be rinsed before consumption. Our microgreens are grown in a sterile environment, so we feel rinsing is not mandatory. But if you feel more comfortable rinsing your microgreens before consumption, please do so. Just make sure to give them a very quick rinse with filtered water. Try not to soak your microgreens when washing them. Keep in mind that our microgreens are grown in purified water. So, if you do not have filtered water in your home, you will be introducing chlorine and other toxic chemicals to your microgreens before consumption. You don’t want that! Rinsing your microgreens will wash off any seed hulls as well as any coco coir that you might have cut off when you harvested them. The coco coir won’t hurt you if consumed, but it sure isn’t tasty and has zero nutritional value.

No. You cannot cook your microgreens. Since these little greens are still in their infancy, if you subject them to high heat, they will quickly break down and lose all of their nutrients. Therefore, we recommend adding them to your dish once it’s ready to be served. If you’re having hot soup, drop your microgreens in right before you’re about to eat. This is ok. It will still retain all their nutrients because it’s not actually being cooked.

Yes. We recommend dehydrating microgreens if you have some left over and they look like they’re about to spoil. Smoothies with an added spoonful of microgreens powder can really pack a healthy punch!

We are not certified organic growers. Our growing method is considered organic because we don’t use any fertilizers, pesticides or soil that might be contaminated. Plus, we only use non-GMO seeds and purified water. So technically, it is organic growing, BUT not every seed we purchase is organic. Some of the seed varieties are not available as organic. We try our best to only purchase organic seeds but even if they are not organic, rest knowing that they are all non-GMO seeds grown in an organic way! So, it’s as close to organic as you can possibly get. It’s considered veganic.

Yes, you can freeze microgreens, but it is not recommended. When you freeze any plants or vegetables, they can lose 40% to 60% of their nutrients! Therefore, we highly recommend dehydrating your microgreens instead. Dehydrating results in a nutrient loss of only 3-5% and retains flavors better than canning or freezing. You can use the dehydrated microgreens in smoothies or sprinkle on your food for an extra kick of flavor and nutrients. You can purchase an inexpensive dehydrator such as the Nesci Snack master Pro which sells on Amazon for roughly $60. This is the one we personally use, and it works great! The Nesco dehydrator has the added option of purchasing extra trays to increase its capacity if needed.

There are a few ways to tell that your microgreens are about to expire and should be either thrown away.



1) The leaves begin to shrivel up. Once you see this happening, it means the water content of the microgreens is no longer existent. Basically, they are losing their nutrients. You can still consume them at this stage, but they won’t taste as fresh or provide that nutritional punch that you’re looking for.



2) They begin to smell bad. As with all produce, once they start to decay, they give off a foul odor. Keep in mind, that some microgreens don’t smell that great, to begin with. For instance, take broccoli. It’s one of the most powerful microgreens but the smell isn’t much to be desired. So don’t think it’s bad just because it smells a bit. You should be able to smell the difference of decaying produce and ones that just don’t smell great based on the variety.



3) The stems become mushy. This is usually where decay begins. Too much moisture can decay any produce so when watering your grow pad, make sure not to submerge it up to the stems. Only the bottom of the grow pad should be in the water.

We are avaliable in Barrhaven Farmers Market
670 Cedarview RD Nepean,Ontario K2R1E5
every Saturday 9-2 untill the end of October

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