Because many microgreen types have high vitamin K levels, large quantities may cause issues for people taking blood thinner medication. If you take this medication, speak with your doctor before enjoying microgreens.
Root hair, also called cilia, is a natural structure of the root that helps to increase surface area and reaches into the water. Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between mold and root hair. Here are some things to look for:
Root hairs are fuzzy; mold is like a spider web
Root hairs are not slimy; mold is
Root hairs have no odor; mold smells musty
Root hairs will disappear after rinsing and come back in a few hours; mold does not disappear after rinsing
Root hair is found on the root part; mold is located above the soil levels or between microgreens.
Microgreens that are weak and leggy may have spent too long in the dark or not gotten enough light. Yellow microgreens are expected in the blackout period since the chlorophyll in the leaves has not carried out photosynthesis. When micros are placed in the light, they will turn green.