Micro Curled Parsley
Inventory, 4 oz : 3.00
This item was last sold on : 02/01/23
Micro Parsley Curled is a small, delicate green, averaging 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter, and is comprised of 2 to 3 deeply lobed leaflets attached to a slender stem. The pale green leaves are smooth, thin, and flat with serrated edges ending in a small point at the end of each leaf lobe. The leaves are also connected to a sturdy but flexible light green stem, contributing to the microgreen’s crisp, succulent, and tender consistency. Micro Parsley Curled has a fresh grassy aroma and contains a mild, herbal, and vegetal taste with subtle citrus, green, and floral notes.
Micro Parsley Curled is available year-round.
Micro Parsley Curled consists of young, edible seedlings that are a part of a line of specialty microgreens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. The delicate, crisp greens are a smaller, more tender version of the classic, full-grown herb belonging to the Apiaceae family. Micro Parsley Curled is generally harvested 1 to 2 weeks after sowing and is used as an accent, providing chefs with a unique, edible garnish containing a fresh, herbal flavor. Micro Parsley Curled can be sprinkled across preparations for substantial visual impact, or individual leaves can be strategically placed on a dish to evoke a more delicate, artistic nature. In addition to being featured as a microgreen, Micro Parsley Curled is also offered as Petite® Parsley Curled, a slightly larger, more mature version of the microgreen.
Micro Parsley Curled is a source of vitamin A to maintain healthy organ functioning and vitamin C to strengthen the immune system while reducing inflammation. The microgreens also provide vitamin K to assist in faster wound healing and contain lower amounts of potassium, fiber, magnesium, and folate. 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 Parsley Curled is best suited as an edible garnish for savory preparations, and the tender, crisp greens are showcased when consumed fresh, added at the end of applications to avoid wilting. The herbaceous microgreens can be incorporated into salads, blended into sauces and herb butter, or tossed into soups, stews, and stocks for added flavor. Micro Parsley Curled can also be layered into sandwiches, sprinkled over casseroles, mixed into pasta and rice dishes, stirred into potatoes, or used as a bright, edible garnish over roasted meats, grilled vegetables, and stir-fries. The vegetal, fresh herbal notes of Micro Parsley Curled complement a wide variety of dishes in Italian, Latin, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Micro Parsley Curled pairs well with herbs, including oregano, basil, mint, rosemary, dill, and chervil, potatoes, tomatoes, legumes, aromatics such as garlic, capers, onions, and shallots, citrus, avocados, green beans, celery, nuts such as pistachios, almonds, and walnuts, meats such as beef, chicken, and fish, and other seafood. Micro Parsley Curled will generally keep 5 to 7 days stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
Micro Parsley Curled is a modern twist on the classic culinary garnish. The history of using parsley can be traced back thousands of years and was first utilized in Ancient Rome. Sprigs of parsley leaves were commonly strewn across dinner tables and worn as a necklace to protect against absorbing food odors into clothing. As the herb continued to appear around plates in Europe, some chefs began placing the leaves directly onto the plate, viewing the herb’s bright, grassy flavor as a breath freshener. Parsley traveled with immigrants into the New World, and in the late 19th century, sprigs of the leaves were placed as decoration around raw meats at butcher shops, spurring a new culinary trend of using the herb as a plate filler in high-end French restaurants to neighborhood diners. By the early 20th century, more than half of the parsley crop grown in the United States was being used as a plate garnish, but consumers and chefs eventually grew tired of garnishes considered not part of the meal. In the 1970s, the desire for locally grown ingredients and the rise of rustic Italian cuisine removed parsley from plates altogether, but with the emergence of tender microgreens in the 1990s, parsley was reinvented into a modern, edible garnish. Micro Parsley Curled is a tiny version of the classic green with a tender, crisp consistency offering consumers an edible and flavorful garnish.
Micro Parsley Curled was developed at Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California, the leading American producer of naturally grown microgreens since the mid-1990s. The tiny greens are descendants of ancient parsley varieties native to the Mediterranean and have been cultivated for thousands of years. 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 Parsley Curled 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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