On our mission to spread the word about the benefits of micro greens, we have come across a very common misconception that Micro Greens are similar to sprouts. We would like to falsify this myth once and for all by pointing out the major differences.

1. What are “sprouts”?
Sprouts are seeds that have been germinated entirely in water (often in glass jars) and have never actually been planted. The environment in which sprouts grow are often moist, dark, and overly crowded. Altogether, this is the perfect combination for pathogenic bacteria such as salmonella and the widely known version of E-Coli to grow and prosper.

By the time the sprouts are ready to be consumed, they are still in the very early stages of growth and do not feature any leaves. You can spot them apart from micro greens because they can often be found in tangled bunches of roots and stems.

The FDA warns against the consumption of raw sprouts due to their proneness in carrying dangerous bacteria. This warning can be blatantly seen on many sprout packages as the buyers eat at their own risk.

2. What are “micro greens”?
Micro greens, particularly ours, are grown in 100% organic soil on a small farm located in Piru (a few miles away from Valencia). Unlike sprouts, they are grown in abundance of light and are not kept in dark and wet environments. Depending on the plant, micro greens are grown for 1-2 weeks before the leaves fully expand and are able to be harvested. They are then cut above the root and packaged as leaves only for sale to the mass population. The high light and high ventilation conditions in which these baby greens grow allow them to develop natural vibrant color and intensified flavors while sealing in all of the nutrients you can get.

We hope this helped clarify the major differences between sprouts and micro greens. Here at Organic America, we aim to ensure that you are presented with only the best products and are free of confusion and misconceptions. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send us a quick e-mail.
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Live Large Eat Small,
The Organic America Team

We at Organic America wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy holidays. What a wonderful time to be spending with our family, friends, and cherished ones as we all wrap up an unforgettable year. 2012 was amazingly productive for us, and we are counting on 2013 to bring more great changes to present you with even greater products.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our endeavors all the way through by purchasing our products, following our blog, and encouraging us to move forward with our mission each and every day. You are our inspiration. Don’t forget to live large and eat small in the new and coming year.

The Organic America Team

Last Saturday I caught up with one of the newest members of our team at the local market. Kelly set up a wonderful demo table at the Whole Foods in Woodland Hills and sampled six of our favorite Micro Salads to local shoppers.

Many customers stopped by to discover, with much delight, the wonder of our Micro Salads. Among favorites were Micro Green Mix and Micro Red Amaranth. Tasters loved the diverse flavors featured in a single bite of the Green Mix and the “beet-like” taste of the Red Amaranth.

Photographed here is one of our most enthusiastic samplers who spent nearly ten minutes speaking with Kelly and learning all about our delicious and nutritious micro greens. He walked away with several shells and happily agreed to be featured on our blog.

Stop by and sample our products soon – we would love to see you all!


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3555 Camulos Street
Piru, CA 93040-0469


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