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Violet Endive Flash™ Leaf
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This item was last sold on : 04/24/21
Endive Violet Flash™ is small in size, averaging 10 to 12 centimeters in length, and is elongated, slender, and lanceolate in shape. The tender, flexible leaves have smooth, curving edges that taper to a small point at the non-stem end and can range in color from solid royal purple or bight violet to multiple shades of purple with stripes. When consumed fresh, Endive Violet Flash™ is crisp, succulent, and juicy with a mild, slightly bitter taste.
Endive Violet Flash™ is available year-round.
Endive Violet Flash™ is a young, edible leaf that is a part of a line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Fresh Origins is the leading national producer of both common and unique greens and uses the mild and sunny Southern California climate to produce healthy crops with bold, exceptional flavors. Created in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Endive Violet Flash™ is a relatively new variety that is known for its bright, vivid hues and mild bite and is commonly used to add color, texture, and artistic elements to culinary dishes.
Endive Violet Flash™ contains some vitamins A, C, K, and B, manganese, calcium, and iron.
Endive Violet Flash™ is best suited for fresh applications as its delicate nature cannot withstand high heat preparations. It compliments cold or unheated dishes and can be added to both green and fruit salads. Endive Violet Flash™ can also be served with grilled meats and vegetables, in sandwiches, and as a garnish on appetizers, desserts, and drinks. Endive Violet Flash™ pairs well with meats such as poultry, beef, and pork, fish such as sea bass and halibut, blood orange, pears, apples, cranberries, vinaigrettes, herbs such as thyme, sage, and basil, nuts such as walnuts, and cheeses such as manchego or pecorino. It will keep up to ten days when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Endive Violet Flash™ is used by chefs in upscale restaurants and is favored for its bite and striking color contrast. It is commonly used as a garnish adding unique flavors, textures, and color to dishes with little preparation time. The leaves add height and interesting angles to a dish allowing chefs to use their creativity to enhance the dining experience. Endive Violet Flash™ is also used in mixology to add color and visual appeal to cocktails.
Endive Violet Flash™ was created in the late 1900s to early 2000s as a part of the growing micro and petite leaf trend in California. Today Endive Violet Flash™ is grown at Fresh Origins Farm and is found through select distributors such as Specialty Produce across the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Oyster and Pearl Bar Restaurant||La Mesa CA||619-303-8118|
|Raki Raki (Little Italy)||San Diego CA||858-302-6405|
Recipes that include Violet Endive Flash™ Leaf. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Delicious Table||Avocado Toast|
|Warm Vanilla Sugar||Egg Salad Sandwich with Fresh Herbs|