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Pea Shoots, The Versatile Microgreen

Pea microgreens or pea shoots are one of the more popular microgreens we grow. Why you ask? Since they have a mild yet sweet flavor, they can be used in many dishes. The pea microgreen is also one of the largest of the microgreens we grow. Since this plant keeps its flavor throughout growth, they do not have to be harvested early like the sunflower to prevent bitterness. They look like tiny forests when they are ready to harvest. Nutritionally, the pea has many qualities. Research has determined that pea shoots have up to 7 times more vitamin C than blueberries per weight. Pea shoots have 4 times more vitamin A than tomatoes as well. 3 ounces of pea shoots provide 3 grams of highly available protein. This can help you curb your appetite and help better manage blood sugar.

Pea shoots are very versatile as they mix well with other microgreens. Our Farm Doc Mix combines the crunchiness of sunflower shoots and pea shoots with the spiciness of radish. This is one our most popular mixes and goes well on sandwiches, wraps, salads or as a potent nutritious snack on its own. Our Summer Medley combines pea shoots with corn shoots for a sweeter mix that goes well with fish. Our pea shoots have also been used on Za51 pizzas so their uses are numerous.

Farm Doc Microgreens are locally grown in Strum, WI. The micros are grown in a controlled environment with non-GMO, organic seeds using clean soil, adequate hydration and ventilation. They are hand harvested using sterile procedures, packed and delivered fresh to the farmers market, your favorite restaurant or store or directly to your home.