Inventory, 4 oz : 10.00
This item was last sold on : 05/23/22
Micro Chervil is a small, delicate green, averaging 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter, and consists of multiple tiny leaflets with deep lobes and serrated edges, attached to slender stems. The bright green leaves are thin, smooth, flat to slightly curved, and have a feathery, frilled appearance. Each leaflet group is attached to a slender and flexible green stem, contributing to the microgreen’s crisp, succulent, and tender consistency. Micro Chervil has a pleasant, lingering flavor profile featuring a light, anise-like flavor with subtle vegetal notes reminiscent of mint, parsley, and tarragon.
Micro Chervil is available year-round.
Micro Chervil is a young, edible seedling that is a part of a line of healthy, flavorful, and robust microgreens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Chervil is a member of the parsley and carrot family and has been used as a culinary herb for thousands of years. The herb is most famously known as one of the main ingredients in the dried spice blend “fines herbes,” a French mix used to flavor soups, seafood, and sauces. In the modern-day, chervil is still considered a specialty herb, and Fresh Origins Farm provides chefs with year-round availability to experiment and enhance dishes using the delicate green. Micro Chervil is generally harvested 1 to 2 weeks after sowing, and chefs use the greens as a garnish to elevate flavors and add an elegant, lacy texture. In addition to being featured as a microgreen, chervil is also offered as a Petite® Green, which is a slightly larger, more mature version of the microgreen.
Micro Chervil is a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. The greens also contain some minerals, including iron, zinc, potassium, copper, and calcium. It is important to note that the vitamins and minerals are found primarily within the leaves and not in the stems of the microgreens. Growing conditions also significantly impact the nutritional content, and Fresh Origins cultivates their microgreens in a natural setting, an ideal climate for healthy, optimal greens.
Micro Chervil is best used fresh as an edible garnish or subtle flavoring. The delicate greens can be sprinkled over soups, salads, casseroles, roasted vegetables, potatoes, and pasta, or they can be selectively placed to enhance the visual appeal of seafood dishes, omelets, and some desserts. Micro Chervil can also be incorporated into compound butter, sauces, and infused oils for added flavor. In France, chervil is well-known for its flavoring in bearnaise sauce. Micro Chervil can be used as a twist on the signature sauce, providing lighter flavors, and it can also be used as a garnish over the sauce for enhanced visual appeal. In addition to bearnaise sauce, Micro Chervil can be mixed into many other buttery sauces, cheese-based spreads, or sauces accompanying roasted meats. It is important to note that Micro Chervil cannot withstand high heat applications and may wilt with prolonged heat exposure. Micro Chervil pairs well with meats such as venison, steak, and poultry, fish, scallops, tofu, mushrooms, nuts such as pine and almonds, grapefruit, other herbs such as chives, parsley, and tarragon, asparagus, peas, and spinach. Micro Chervil will generally keep 5 to 7 days when stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
In the summer of 2020, Pastry Arts Magazine conducted the first Pastry Arts Virtual Summit to connect and encourage culinary professionals. The web-based program was created in response to the coronavirus quarantine mandate and featured over fifty step-by-step demos, interviews, and educational talks through a live-streaming platform. The presenters voluntarily recorded these videos to simulate what would have been seen at a traditional trade show. One of the featured videos was centered around the use of microgreens, specifically Micro Chervil from Fresh Origins, and was recorded by Chef Melanie Patricio-Stagnaro, a San Diego-based pastry chef. Stagnaro guided viewers through the process of making a mango chervil cheesecake and shared the importance of microgreens in her creations. Stagnaro enjoys using contrasting, savory greens such as Micro Chervil to complement the sweet flavors of her desserts and also uses them to build a distinct, elevated flavor profile. Micro Chervil was blended into a mango puree filling in the cheesecake and was also used as an edible garnish, showcasing the herb’s flavor and beautiful appearance.
Chervil is an ancient herb native to regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia was planted across Europe by the Romans. As the herb became cultivated throughout the continent, it developed a culinary reputation as a delicate, subtle flavoring, and over time, chervil became strongly associated with French cuisine. Today chervil is mainly found worldwide as a dried spice, but it can be found year-round through Fresh Origins Farm. The Micro Chervil featured in the photograph above was developed at Fresh Origins in San Diego, California, the leading American producer of naturally grown microgreens since the mid-1990s. Fresh Origins has been using the mild, Southern California climate year-round to produce robust, healthy, and flavorful microgreens for over twenty years, and the farm closely partners with chefs to create innovative varieties 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 Micro Chervil 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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