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Italian Agretti is an inherently salty herbaceous green that has the appearance of thick chives crossed with fennel fronds. Italian Agretti has needle-like branches erecting from blades that join at the plant's spindly pink and white roots. Entire plants are harvested in bunches when young and measure anywhere from eight to twelve inches in length. Agretti's texture is distinct, overtly succulent and crunchy when raw. It has mineral, briny and tart elements, flavors that represent the plant's terroir. Agretti is often compared to having a similar flavor as spinach, without the oxalic acid.
Italian Agretti has a brief season in the late spring to early summer months.
Italian Agretti, botanically named Salsola soda, is a close relative to the Russian thistle, Salsola Kali, better known as tumbleweed. It is also related to spinach, samphire and beets. It has been erroneously called marsh grass or glasswort. Italian Agretti is also known as Monk's Beard, Roscana and Saltwort.