Inventory, 4 oz : 14.00
This item was last sold on : 09/21/23
Firestix™ are small, edible blossoms that have a textured, plume-like appearance with an elongated shape resembling a flame. The flowers range in color from vibrant red, purple, magenta, orange to gold, and have a soft, crisp, and succulent consistency. The blossoms are also attached to long, slender, and slightly woody stems. Firestix™ are edible and have a mild, neutral taste comprised of subtle, earthy, and sweet flavors reminiscent of corn silk.
Firestix™ are available year-round.
Firestix™ are a trademarked blossom a part of a line of specialty, edible flowers grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. The flame-like flowers are harvested from the amaranth plant and are used by chefs and mixologists as an accent in sweet preparations, savory dishes, and cocktails. Firestix™ are one of the most popular varieties of edible flowers created by Fresh Origins and are available year-round. The vibrant blossoms are promoted as an entirely edible garnish that can be vertically placed on dishes to add height, placed flat for increased visual appeal, or strategically placed to add bright coloring. The flowers are also durable, allowing them to be packaged for takeout, and the mild flavor of the flower lends itself to a wide variety of appetizers, desserts, beverages, and main dishes. In addition to Firestix™, the flowers are also available in a Firestix Mix™ and a Micro Flower™, a unique line of tiny edible flowers.
Firestix™ contain vitamins A and C to strengthen the immune system and protect the body against free radicals. The flowers also provide some minerals, including potassium, calcium, iron, and phosphorus.
Firestix™ are best used fresh as an edible garnish. The blossoms have a hardy nature, withstanding moisture, steam, and some heat, and will retain their bright hue when added to culinary applications. Firestix™ can be delicately layered over seafood dishes, used as a colorful accent to grain bowls, added into salads, or placed on top of soups. The flowers can also be placed on top of desserts such as cakes, sorbet, pastries, and sundaes to create height, used as a garnish in dips and sauces, displayed over sushi, or used as a focal point on main dishes to attract the eye. The mild corn flavor of Firestix™ pairs well with Latin and Hispanic cuisine and ingredients, including fruits such as blood oranges, apples, and grapes, potatoes, asparagus, bell peppers, onions, seafood, and meats such as poultry, beef, and pork. Firestix™ will keep 4 to 5 days when stored in the refrigerator.
Firestix™ are famously used in mixology to increase the value and beauty of craft cocktails. Fresh Origins Farm grows over sixty varieties of edible flowers, and with the rise of social media, blossoms have expanded their presence into artful, edible accents for cocktails. In 2020, mixologists scaled back complicated cocktails and shifted towards creating simple, classic drinks with modern twists. Many of the drinks are focused around sustainable, multi-functional garnishes, and quality ingredients. Firestix™ can be used in both cocktails and mocktails and is an edible garnish offering increased visual appeal that can be captured and shared on social media. Drinks garnished with Firestix™ also serve as an advertisement to other customers in restaurants looking to order a drink. The blossoms are favored for their rich, pigmented glow and are popularly used in celebratory holiday drinks, ranging from capturing the essence of fall foliage, exuding passion during valentine’s day, to experiencing the fiery feel of the 4th of July.
Firestix™ were developed at Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California, the leading American producer of naturally grown microgreens and edible flowers since the mid-1990s. Fresh Origins has been using the mild, Southern California climate year-round to produce robust, healthy, and flavorful blossoms, and the farm closely partners with chefs to create innovative items with unique flavorings. Fresh Origins also has the highest level third-party-audited food safety program and is a certified member of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, which follows science-based food safety practices to promote transparency and honesty in production. Today Firestix™ can be found through select distribution partners of Fresh Origins across the United States, including Specialty Produce, and are also found through partners in Canada.
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