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Micro Okra™ is very small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and has 2-3 heart-shaped or cordate leaves that are connected to slender, thin, pink stems. The green leaves are smooth, broad, flat, and delicate with prominent veins branching across the surface. They also have very fine hairs or fibers that give the leaves a velvety, soft texture and the pink stems are juicy and crisp. When fresh, Micro Okra™ is tender and succulent with a mild, green and grassy flavor.
Micro Okra™ is available year-round.
Micro Okra™ is a tiny, edible trademarked green that is a part of a line of specialty microgreens grown by Fresh Origins Farm, the leading national producer of both common and unique greens, located in San Diego, California. Harvested approximately 14-25 days after sowing, Micro Okra™ is used by chefs as a garnish to add unusual textures, colors, and fresh green flavors to dishes to enhance the overall dining experience.
Micro Okra™ contains some fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, protein, and iron.
Micro Okra™ greens are best suited for raw applications as their delicate nature cannot withstand high heat preparations. They are most commonly used as a garnish that can be sprinkled over seafood, poultry, raw fish, green salads, stir-fries, appetizers, and main dishes. They can also be used to garnish soups, stews, gumbos, and curries. Micro Okra™ pairs well with cardamom, turmeric, garlic, onion, plums, cucumbers, salsa, lemon, hackleback, rice, meats such as sausage, beef, poultry, and pork, and seafood such as ahi tuna, and smoked salmon. They will keep up to three days when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Fresh Origins Farm uses innovation with expert growing techniques to create common and unique microgreens, such as Micro Okra™ and has been supplying distributors with these specialty greens for over twenty years. Fresh Origins uses the sunny Southern California climate to produce healthy crops with bold, exceptional flavors. The microgreens are grown in greenhouses that allow for natural sunlight and continuous air circulation, which is an ideal climate for optimum growth and year-round harvest. Microgreens are favored by chefs to add an unusual twist to dishes with new textures, flavors, and colors to elevate the dining experience.
Micro Okra™ was created by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California in the early 2000s as a part of the growing microgreen trend. Today Micro Okra™ can be found at select distributors of Fresh Origins, such as Specialty Produce, and is available across the United States.
Recipes that include Micro Okra™. One is easiest, three is harder.
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