Hi Montana Microgreen Lovers!
If you want to eat fresh Montana Microgreens then you must have some knowledge about the care for these tiny toddler veggies.
They are crispy, fresh, green snacks ready to eat directly from Tizer Microgreens LLC to your dining table only if you will consider the following important tips:
CARE FOR YOUR MONTANA MICROGREENS
- Montana microgreens can be stored on your counter top or inside your refrigerator
- Keep microgreens moist with water during a hot climate.
- Make sure they have a sufficient supply of air, sunlight and food for their best growth.
HANDLE MONTANA MICROGREENS WITH DELICACY
Microgreens must handle with special care during watering or cutting the delicate baby plants. Use a cup to water them from below and use a scissor to cut them with delicacy.
SPECIAL CARE DURING THE STORAGE OF MONTANA MICROGREENS
Microgreens require special care during storage to increase their shelf life. Although try to eat fresh as much as possible because their shelf life is very short around 10-14 days in a cool place. Before storage, there are the following important tips to keep in mind
- Rinse them in fresh chilled water but do not sink them.
- Wash in salty water before storage.
- Dry them in a salad spinner before storage.
SUCCESSFUL STORAGE PROCEDURES FOR MICROGREENS
Montana Microgreens can store in two ways, refrigeration and dehydration process.
To keep microgreens, fresh crispy and green, Refrigerators temperature matters a lot, keep your fridge temperatures between 36-40 degrees Fahrenheit-5 degrees Celsius. Too excessive cold or hot temperatures will ruin their freshness and made them dry. Choose the best containers for storage. The container must be airtight. Keep them in plastic seal lock bags, sealed containers or paper towels to maintain their freshness and use after 5 days after storage in a fridge or freezer. Moisture level must be maintained, not too soggy or not too dry, always maintain a healthy environment for storage.
Use dry towels for wrapping, if plants are too wet and vice versa use a wet towel if plants are too dry. Glass containers are not good for storage purposes while plastic ones are much better but they are not eco-friendly. Paper bags are expensive but maintain freshness long last and are eco-friendly. Special recycle BPA bags are best for storage purposes. Vegetable storage boxes are available in the latest fridges, so use them to place container boxes or Ziploc bags. Do not fill storage containers or bags with an excessive amount of microgreens because they need proper room for ventilation. Microgreens cannot be stored in the freezer because in the thawing process they will lose their nutrients and taste while making smoothies of microgreens and place in icebox trays an alternative best way to freeze microgreens and we can use these ice cubes in soups and salads.
5.2 Drying up Procedure/Dehydration
Microgreens can be stored with drying up procedure, in this procedure plants turns into powdered form although they are expensive at commercial markets you can dry them at home. Use a Chef knife or scissors to cut microgreen leaves from the plant Rinse them in lukewarm or cool water for the deep wash to remove soil Use a salad spinner to drain excessive water Spread leaves at towel or paper towel to absorb excess water Let them dry in the dark corner of your lawn or kitchen, avoid sunlight When leaves become dry collect them and place them in an airtight jar or container You can also use Oven for the dehydration process, place washed, dry leaves in an oven tray at the temperature of 180 degrees Celsius for 1-6 hours and keep an eye on them. Let them cool and store them in a glass jar for 5-6 years.