Micro Sea Grass™
Inventory, 4 oz : 1.00
This item was last sold on : 12/07/23
Micro Sea Grass™ is a slender green with many thin, needle-like leaves that taper to a small point and are connected to a central stem. The dark green leaves are smooth, slightly curved, and tubular with a succulent, pliable, and delicate consistency. The leaves are also attached to a narrow, fleshy green stem, contributing to the microgreen’s crisp and tender texture. Micro Sea Grass™ has a refreshing minerality mixed with mild salinity, creating a savory, grassy, and salty taste.
Micro Sea Grass™ is available year-round.
Micro Sea Grass™ consists of young, edible seedlings that are a part of a trademarked line of specialty microgreens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. The delicate greens provide a refreshing, crisp, and salty flavor inspired by the ocean. Micro Sea Grass™ was specially curated to provide chefs with a unique, edible garnish that contributes clean flavors, textures, and unusual shapes to culinary dishes. Microgreens are generally harvested 1 to 2 weeks after sowing and are gathered at the peak of their growth cycle to ensure optimum flavor and nutritional properties. Micro Sea Grass™ adds visual depth with its textured, needle-like greens and can be individually placed on dishes or gently piled for greater impact. The microgreens elevate the dining experience by adding a savory, subtle salinity without overpowering the dish's main elements. In addition to being featured as a microgreen, Micro Sea Grass™ is also offered as a Petite® Green, a slightly larger, more mature version of the microgreen.
Micro Sea Grass™ is a source of iodine, a mineral used to regulate the metabolism and develop thyroid hormones. The greens also contain vitamin C to strengthen the immune system, vitamin A to improve skin complexion, and vitamin B to boost energy levels and develop red blood cells. 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 Sea Grass™ is best suited as an edible garnish and provides added textural, visual, and flavorful elements to a wide variety of culinary dishes. The tender, salty greens are showcased when consumed fresh and should be added at the end of preparations to avoid wilting. Micro Sea Grass™ can be floated on soups, mixed into seaweed salads, combined with cucumber as a fresh side dish, used as a bed of greens, or placed as an accent on seafood pasta. Micro Sea Grass™ can also be utilized as a garnish to sushi and seafood, complementing flavors of fish with rich oil content, or incorporated into tartars, other Asian cuisines, and California coastal cuisine. The refreshing, crisp greens can also be mixed into stir-fries, incorporated into fresh spring rolls, or used to accompany grassy vegetables for an unusual flavor combination. Micro Sea Grass™ pairs well with fruits such as mango, quince, and pear, celery, radish, ramps, cucumber, seafood such as squid, sea bass, ahi, and salmon, shellfish such as lobster, scallops, oysters, and mussels, herbs including cilantro, parsley, chives, and basil, and bright vinaigrettes. Micro Sea Grass™ will generally keep 5 to 7 days stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
Micro Sea Grass™ is a contemporary garnish used in kaiseki, a traditional Japanese tasting course. The elaborate Japanese haute cuisine was developed from bite-sized meals served during tea ceremonies, and over time, the chef-inspired, multi-course gathering became a favorite food experience among the Japanese upper class. Kaiseki is centered around the principle of shun or using the freshest ingredients in a clean, simple way to showcase individual flavors. A seasonal theme inspires each meal, typically connecting to nature, and the presentation of each dish is laboriously constructed to display each ingredient in an artistic, visually beautiful way. Micro Sea Grass™ was created from plants found along the seacoast of Japan and provides salty, succulent, crisp, and refreshing flavors to evoke a sensory ocean-themed experience. The microgreens can be individually placed on seafood and vegetable dishes for an artful, bite-sized touch, or the greens can be layered as a frilly bed to nestle oyster shells, fish, or other seafood onto the plate. Kaiseki cuisine has retained many traditional aspects of the meal, but it is also evolving as modern chefs are pushing their skills and creativity to present dishes and flavors in an unexpected, exciting way.
Micro Sea Grass™ was developed at Fresh Origins Farm 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 Sea Grass™ 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.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Javier Plascencia||Bonita CA||619-295-3172|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|The Plot||Oceanside CA||422-266-8200|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
Recipes that include Micro Sea Grass™. One is easiest, three is harder.
|CKBK||Beef, Seagrass, and Cabbage Stems|
|Japan Centre||Seaweed Salad|