Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™
Inventory, 4 oz : 2.00
This item was last sold on : 12/06/23
Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ is small in size and has obovate to oval-shaped leaves that taper to a point on the non-stem end with lightly serrated or wavy edges. The thin, delicate leaves are smooth with variegated colors of dark green, yellow, orange, maroon, and pink, and are attached to slender, flexible stems. There is also a prominent central vein that lightly branches into smaller veins across the surface of the leaf. Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ is crisp and tender with a fresh green taste and mild corn flavor.
Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ is available year-round.
Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ is a blend of four different varieties of amaranth that have a colorful assortment of yellow, pink, orange, and red hues. These Petite® Greens are a part of a trademarked line of specialty plants grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California and are a long-lasting green created to hold its shape in both raw and cooked dishes. Designed to be slightly larger than microgreens, Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ is harvested approximately 4-6 weeks after sowing and is commonly used by chefs as a garnish for its striking mix of colors, fresh flavor, and tender, crisp texture.
Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ contains some antioxidants, vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and copper.
Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ greens are predominately used raw and have a mild flavor allowing them to be used in a variety of both raw and cooked dishes. The colorful greens can be utilized as a garnish to enhance the flavor and visual appeal of a dish and can be layered over cooked meats or fish, grain bowls, pasta, and vegetable dishes. They can also be mixed into salads and are hearty enough to withstand acidic dressings or be lightly coated in oils such as vanilla oil. The greens can also be incorporated into pasta and vegetable side dishes. Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ pairs well with bell peppers, onions, garlic, seafood, poultry, beef, lentils, and rice. The greens will keep 7-10 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
Fresh Origins Farm grows over 125 varieties of Petite® Greens that are carefully selected for unique visual traits, quality, and flavor. To create these flavorful greens, Fresh Origins Farm utilizes expert growing techniques and the sunny Southern California climate to produce healthy crops with bold, exceptional flavors. The greens are also grown in greenhouses that allow for natural sunlight and continuous air circulation, which is an ideal climate for natural, healthy growth and year-round harvest. These greens have a stronger flavor than microgreens and are a relatively new innovation that is trending in the culinary industry. Used as a tool to amplify flavors, colors, and textures, Petite® Greens are giving chefs in the United States an artistic garnish to create whimsical dishes to elevate the dining experience. Sharing a meal is one of the most popular social outings, and consumers are looking for experiences that appeal to senses beyond just taste. Petite® Greens are changing the way chefs garnish food and are allowing consumers to first eat with their eyes before consuming the dish itself.
Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ was created in the early 2000s at Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California as a part of the growing Petite® Greens trend in the culinary industry. Today Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™ can be found through select distribution partners of Fresh Origins, such as Specialty Produce, and is available across the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Lovesong||San Diego CA||602-502-3460|
|Addison Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-350-7600|
|DS Catering Kitchen||Chula Vista CA||619-703-9321|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
Recipes that include Petite® Amaranth Carnival Mix™. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Martha Stewart||Smoked Salmon-Radish Deviled Eggs|