SIGNS OF LIFE
Occasionally our customers will see a fine, fuzzy network of fibers growing at the bottom of our Nanoshoots package. People sometimes associate what they are seeing with common mold. However, they are actually, wholesome, highly edible root hairs; proof of living, growing sprouts continuing to thrive in the package thanks to our unique COLD GROWN® process. These root hairs are often referred to as “rootlets”.
Some Nanoshoot seed varieties are more prone to developing rootlets than others. Those seed varieties are Broccoli (in our 100% Broccoli, Clover & Broccoli blends) and Radish (in our Spicy Clover & Radish blend).
Do not disturb:
Another feature of the COLD GROWN® process is the presence of natural seed caps and occasional un-germinated seeds among the growing sprouts. They are proof of the sprouts growing undisturbed in the package, free of excessive handling and related contamination.
Vive la difference:
So when assessing the quality and condition of Nanoshoots take a moment to notice the rootlets, and seed caps, and celebrate the difference.