The Microgreen Revolution
We are a small, family run business in the heartland of Mallorca.
We provide restaurants, yachts, and individuals with the highest quality, organic microgreens.
At Els Ullastres, we believe strongly in the value of local food production, and the importance of organic farming practices to the health of individuals and communities.
We source our non GMO, heirloom seeds from all over the world, to ensure that our microgreens offer superb taste and nutrition.
Our microgreens are grown naturally, with no chemicals, and without artificial lights, resulting in superior quality, vibrant colours, intense flavours and a good shelf life. We sell only here, in Mallorca, which means that we are 0 km. We cut our microgreens fresh just before delivery, and also deliver them living if you prefer.
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Microgreens represent a fairly new buzzword in the world of healthy nutrition. When you grow your own veggies and notice the tender, young plants emerging from the earth, you may be amazed to learn that not only is it OK to harvest them while they're still only a week or two old, but they also have superior health benefits.
The vitamins in full-grown veggies transfer to your body to boost your nutrition, but eating these mini greens can also help prevent weight gain, as well as reduce risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease.
Incredibly, researcher, Qin Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland in College Park, says “The microgreens were four- to 40-fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts. When we first got the results we had to rush to double and triple check them.”
For example, red cabbage microgreens had 40 times more vitamin E and six times more vitamin C than mature red cabbage. Cilantro microgreens had three times more beta-carotene than mature cilantro.
These results are published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Aside from their nutritional value, microgreens are proving to be invaluable to chefs, adding incredible flavours and colours to many dishes.