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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Amaranth Sprout

August 30, 2018

The Amaranth Sprout, or Amaranth Microgreen, is a tender salad green with a mild-slightly sweet flavor. The sprouts are mostly used as a garnish but can also be used in a salad and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Mulberry

August 29, 2018

The Mulberry has a short season and is a unique berry because it is more similar to a dried fruit. They have a sticky sweet flavor and can be used in baked goods and desserts, chutney, compote and jam, crisp, cobbler, crumble, and pies.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kiwano

August 28, 2018

The Kiwano, aka Hedged Gourd, Horn Melon, and Jelly Melon, has a unique flavor combination of Cucumber, Banana, and Kiwi. They have a tart-slightly sweet flavor and creamy-gelatinous texture and can be used for salad, sauce, vinaigrette, and fruit dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cherokee Purple Tomato

August 27, 2018

The Cherokee Purple Tomato is an heirloom variety of tomato that can be used raw or cooked. They have an acidic-slightly sweet flavor and tender-juicy texture and can be used for soup, sauce, stew, salsa, salad, and sandwich.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cheddar Cauliflower

August 26, 2018

Cheddar Cauliflower, or Orange Cauliflower, is the same as regular Cauliflower but with orange coloring. It has an earthy-musty-nutty flavor and crunchy-dry texture. Use for crudités, salad, soup. stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Xoconostle

August 25, 2018

The Xoconostle is a golf ball sized fruit that is grown on the cactus and used for sweet and savory applications. They have a sour-tart flavor and firm texture and are used similar to Tomatillo. They are best used for salsas and cocktails like margaritas.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Dried Black Garbanzo Bean

August 24, 2018

The Dried Black Garbanzo Bean, or Dried Black Chickpea Bean, is similar to regular Dried Garbanzo Bean but black in color. They need to be soaked and have a long cooking time and have an earthy-nutty flavor. Use for dips and spreads like Hummus, soup, stew, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cylindra Beet

August 23, 2018

The Cylindra Beet, or Formanova Beet, is a variety of beet with a long-cylinder shape and they have a fruity-sweet flavor and firm texture. Use for soup, like Borscht, salad, like Lorette Salad, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bittercress

August 22, 2018

Bittercress, or Lamb’s Cress, can be used as an herb, salad green, and braising green. They have a bitter-earthy-grassy-vegetal flavor and should be used sparingly because, as the name suggests, is very bitter. Use in salad, soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Jubilee Tomato

August 20, 2018

The Jubilee Tomato, aka Golden Jubilee Tomato, is an heirloom variety of tomato with a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use for Caprese Salad, Gazpacho, salad, salsa, and sandwich.…

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