Nutirition awareness is changing the way we eat and what we eat.
Food harvested early and transported to distant markets is no longer acceptable. Grocery stores, restaurants and institutions such as hospitals and school districts are looking to local farmers for fresh and better quality food.
To facilitate this increasing demand farmers are looking at grow solutions that will not only meet this demand but will meet it year-round. Technology has now made it possible to move farms indoors utilizing high-yield grow systems to replace acres of farmland and eliminate the need for winter storage or long-distance transport.
Edible young greens produced from various kinds of vegetables, herbs or other plants. They range in size from 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm), including the stem and leaves.
They are used to enhance the attractiveness and taste of various dishes with their delicate textures and distinctive flavors. Smaller than “baby greens,” and harvested later than sprouts, micro-herbs can provide a variety of leaf flavors, such as sweet and spicy. They are also known for their various colors and textures.
Among the 25 microgreens tested, red cabbage, cilantro, garnet amaranth, and green daikon radish had the highest concentrations of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K, and vitamin E, respectively. In general, microgreens contained considerably higher levels of vitamins and carotenoids—about five times greater—than their mature plant counterparts.
This research is part of Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products, an ARS national program (#306).
Nutri-Greens micro-herbs are hydroponically grown with meticulous care using proprietary grow systems and grow media - taking flavor and nutritional quality to a whole new level.
With over 30 varieties of micro-herbs delivered daily to caterers, restaurants, retirement communities and institutions in the greater Las Vegas area, Nutri-Greens is meeting both the year-round nutritional and volume demands of the local market.
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Nutri-Greens is owned and operated by Precious Mother Earth LLC, a Nevada agribusiness cooperative,
Nutri-Greens' 5,000 sq. ft. greenhouse hydroponic operation is dedicated to the production of micro-herbs for the greater Las Vegas community.
Nevada Dept of Agriculture Producer Certificate No. MCCAJOH-16.
Nutri-Greens operates in accordance with USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). We are members of the American Culinary Federation Las Vegas Chapter.