Did you know that ….
Bean sprouts were a good alternative source of protein during World War II, when meat was limited.
Microgreens are also called “vegetable confetti”.
Microgreens have a higher concentration of nutrients than fully grown plants.
Microgreens are one of the most profitable crops that a farmer can grow, selling for up to $50 a pound. They are ideal for indoor and urban farms.
Fun facts about seeds:
Even if a seed is planted upside down, the seedling always grows right-side up.
The oldest seed known to have successfully germinated was a 2000-year-old date palm seed retrieved from the rubble a fortress near the Dead Sea.
The world’s smallest seed are produced by certain tropical orchids, and are only 1/300th of an inch long and weigh 10 billionths of an ounce. They are dispersed through the air like dust.
The seed capsules of a tropical sandbox tree explode when mature, launching their seeds at speeds up to 150 miles per hour!
Go on an Edible Seed Scavenger Hunt without leaving your kitchen!
Make birdseed bird feeders with cookie cookers to hang in your yard.