Organically and Naturally Grown
We do not use any chemical pesticides or herbicides in our production. We do not use genetically engineered seeds.
Food Safety Certified
Arizona Microgreens is fully committed to the highest standards of food safety.
Our operations are certified for Good Handling Practices and Good Agricultural Practices (GHP GAP) by the Arizona Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture. We participate in regular audits by State and Federally authorized licensed inspectors and only work with food distributors who similarly uphold the highest food safety standards and maintain good standing with third-party inspectors.
Microgreens: a Safe and Healthy Alternative to Sprouts
Microgreens should not be confused with sprouts. Sprouts are made from germinating seeds in water for a short period of time (usually 48 to 72 hours) with little to no sunlight––just long enough to grow roots, a stem, and small, underdeveloped leaves. Because of this soilless, rudimentary growing method that encourages the proliferation of dangerous pathogens, sprouts pose a serious food safety risk and contain little added nutritional value. Microgreens, on the other hand, are carefully grown with the highest food safety standards in nutrient-rich soil and full sun until the plant reaches an ideal stage of maturity.
The FDA advises everyone to avoid consumption of raw sprouts. No such warning has been issued against the consumption of microgreens –– there are many growers operating throughout the country producing microgreens that are food safe for children, the elderly, pregnant women or people otherwise immunocompromised. Arizona Microgreens is proud to be amongst these growers who uphold the highest standards of food safety.
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