Speckled Pea Microgreens
Peas take about 12-16 days until harvest. Speckled pea microgreens are particularly fine for pea shoot production. Pea Micros are great in salads and can be eaten shortly after they “pop” or grown on to their first or second set of true leaves. They are used widely by the health food industry for their nutrients and fiber dense properties.
Your pea micros are ready to harvest any time after these true leaves open. You can wait another week and you'll have bigger leaves and more tender-sweetness. From soaking the seeds to your harvest is 10 days to 2 weeks. By 3 weeks, you should be harvesting the remainder of the pea greens.
You can eat pea micros raw in a fresh salad; they can take the place of the more traditional lettuce or simply enhance it with pea greens spring flavor. You can stir fry them with sesame oil and garlic, as has long been done in Asian cooking.
Nearly all leafy green vegetables are very nutritious and low in calories, and pea shoots are no exception. They're a good source of beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, and fiber.