Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™
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This item was last sold on : 05/18/22
Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ is comprised of individual, bright-green, and small, slender leaves, approximately 4 to 6 centimeters in length, with deeply lobed edges and distinct veining. The leaves are delicate and crisp and have a pungent, peppery aroma with notes of mustard. Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ has a complex flavor with nutty and spicy nuances, vegetal notes of grass, and a mustard-like finish.
Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ is available year-round.
Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ is a part of a boutique line of edible greens produced by Fresh Origins Farm in San Marcos, California. Petite® Greens are more mature than microgreens, harvested approximately 4 to 6 weeks after sowing, before they are fully grown, resulting in small, tender leaves with a bold and robust flavor. Arugula Sylvetta, also known as rocket and rucola, is a wild form of arugula botanically classified as Eruca sativa, Diplotaxis spp, and is a part of the Brassicaceae family closely related to mustards, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Fresh Origins currently grows over 125 varieties of Petite® Greens in-house year-round in sprawling, sustainably-minded greenhouses. The individually harvested, delicate leaves of Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ have become a popular choice with chefs due to its beautiful appearance and robust spicy flavor, making it ideal for salads, sandwiches, and as a garnish.
Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ is nutritionally dense. The herb is rich in a variety of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K and minerals like folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese. The greens are also high in antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation in the body and protect the brain from cognitive decline. In addition, the greens contain moderate levels of protein and fiber, helping the body with energy production and digestion.
Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ has a bold, nutty, and spicy flavor and crisp texture that lends itself to various fresh applications. The greens can be lightly dressed and served in salads or layered into wraps, sandwiches, and burgers. They can also be used as an edible bed for roasted meats and vegetables or placed as a larger garnishing salad on the main entrée. Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ pairs well with spring and summer vegetables like tomatoes, asparagus, peas, and green beans, a variety of cheeses like burrata, mozzarella, goat, and asiago, and with many different types of meat, including cured pork, chicken, and fish. Petite® Greens will generally keep up to seven days when stored unwashed, dry, and in a container in the refrigerator. It is recommended to use Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ immediately for the best quality and flavor.
Arugula Sylvetta was introduced to North America by Puritan settlers during the 15th century, but it did not become a popular green in American diets until the 1980s. Arugula Sylvetta has been a staple ingredient in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine since antiquity, and with an increase in immigration from these countries during the 1980s, the popularity of cuisines from this area also grew. As locals became familiar with the ingredients used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, interest in the delicate and spicy green grew in many different regions of the United States. Quickly, arugula sylvetta became a part of haute cuisine, showing up on plates at high-end establishments throughout the country. The popularity of arugula sylvetta remains strong, as does the demand for new and exciting ingredients in the culinary field. This led Fresh Origins to create Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™, an innovative creation challenging chefs to reimagine the way arugula sylvetta could be used on the plate.
Arugula Sylvetta is native to the Mediterranean region and has been harvested as early as the 6th century BCE. It was a common plant in ancient civilizations, where it was used for a variety of culinary, medicinal, and religious purposes. The greens were spread throughout Europe by the Roman Empire, where they quickly became popular in Italian and French cuisine, and then to North and South America by British Colonists, eventually naturalizing in temperate climates of the New World. Petite® Arugula Sylvetta™ was developed at Fresh Origins in San Marcos, California, the leading American producer of naturally grown microgreens and Petite® Greens since the mid-1990s. The temperate climate of southern California allows Fresh Origins to produce high-quality greens year-round, supplying produce distributors and chefs throughout the United States and Canada.