Giant Fire Leaf™
Inventory, 4 oz : 0
This item was last sold on : 07/10/22
Giant Fire Leaf™ is large in size, measuring approximately 12 to 15 centimeters in length. The leaves have a long and narrow lanceolate shape, smooth edging, and a vibrant green color with prominent red veins branching across the surface, blending into deep red, slender stems. Giant Fire Leaf™ is crisp and tender with a fresh, green flavor similar to spinach and chard with a tart, citrus-like tang.
Giant Fire Leaf™ is available year-round.
Giant Fire Leaf™ is a young, edible green, a part of a trademarked line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Designed to be slightly larger than microgreens and Petite® Greens, Giant Fire Leaf™ is harvested at least six weeks after sowing. Giant Fire Leaf™ is commonly used by chefs as a garnish to accent dishes with its tangy lemon-like flavor, vibrant color contrast, and tender texture.
The nutritional value of Giant Fire Leaf™ has not been extensively studied, but greens with similar properties have been found to contain high levels of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports immune health, and vitamin K, a vitamin that helps form blood clotting proteins within the body. Furthermore, growing conditions significantly impact the nutritional content, and Fresh Origins cultivates its greens in a natural setting, an ideal climate for healthy, optimal greens.
Giant Fire Leaf™ greens are best suited for raw applications as they can handle the mild heat, but their overall tender and delicate nature cannot withstand prolonged periods of high heat. The greens are most commonly used as a garnish to enhance the flavor and visual appeal of a dish. The greens are also used in fresh green salads, in a bed of greens under scallops, in soups, sandwiches, fruit salads, omelets, and on top of main dishes and appetizers. Giant Fire Leaf™ greens can be used in desserts such as ice cream, gelato, and sorbet, pastries, cocktails, or scattered in punch bowls. Giant Fire Leaf™ pairs well with seafood such as scallops, shrimp, salmon, halibut, lobster, and clams, chicken, pork, veal, eggs, potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, peaches, strawberries, and vanilla. The leaves will keep for 7 to 10 days when stored unwashed in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Fresh Origins Farm has provided distributors with specialty greens for over twenty years to supply high-end restaurants with edible art. Specialty greens, like Giant Fire Leaf™, are changing the way chefs think about and use garnishes because they are no longer just for decoration. Giant Fire Leaf™ has a brilliant color contrast that can add depth and visual stimulation to dishes before they are consumed. These greens also provide an elevated flavor and texture to create a strong presence and purpose for the overall dining experience. While many used to consider the specialty greens market to be small and relatively obscure, they are growing increasingly popular as the general public discovers the elevated nutritional value and robust flavors of these tender greens. Specialty greens like Giant Fire Leaf™ create a stunning presentation and are no longer limited to higher-end restaurants but are instead showing up in larger chain restaurants as well as being used at home by foodies.
Giant Fire Leaf™ was developed at Fresh Origins, a farm in San Marcos, California, the leading producer of naturally grown microgreens since the mid-1990s. Fresh Origins also has the highest level of a 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. The temperate climate of southern California allows Fresh Origins to produce their high-quality greens year-round, supplying produce retailers and chefs directly throughout the United States and Canada.