Petite® Lemon Grass™
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This item was last sold on : 10/17/21
Petite® Lemon Grass™ is comprised of small, narrow, and elongated leaves, averaging 10 to 12 centimeters in length, that have a straight and angular shape. The slender leaves are smooth, flat, dark green, and pliable, showcasing a central crease down the center. Each leaf blade has a crisp, semi-tender, and sometimes chewy consistency. Petite® Lemon Grass™ emits a pleasant floral and tropical aroma, and the leaves have a concentrated blend of vegetal, herbal, earthy, tart, and tangy flavors mixed with light and refreshing, subtle citrus and mint nuances.
Petite® Lemon Grass™ is available year-round.
Petite® Lemon Grass™ is a part of a specialty line of boutique edible greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Petite® Greens are more mature versions of microgreens, harvested approximately 4 to 6 weeks after sowing, and Fresh Origins currently grows over 125 varieties. Aromatic Petite® Lemon Grass™ is an innovative, trademarked creation developed for chefs to reimagine the way Lemon Grass is used in culinary dishes and mixology. Petite® Lemon Grass™ captures the mature herb’s bright and citrusy flavoring without bitterness and embodies the essence of full-grown Lemon Grass stalks in a slender, compact, and edible green. Chefs value Petite® Lemon Grass™ for its ability to add color, flavor, and aroma to culinary preparations. Petite® Lemon Grass™ can be placed individually on small plates as a procured garnish, or the leaves can be lightly bruised and infused as flavoring into dishes.
Petite® Lemon Grass™ has not been studied for its nutritional properties. In general, Lemon Grass contains some vitamin A to maintain healthy organ functioning, vitamin C to strengthen the immune system, potassium to balance fluid levels within the body, and calcium and phosphorus to protect bones and teeth. The greens also provide low amounts of zinc, folate, copper, B vitamins, iron, and magnesium.
Petite® Lemon Grass™ is best used as a bright and herbal flavoring, traditionally infused into dishes and used as a finishing element. The greens can be finely chopped and scattered over salads, mixed into stir-fries, or used to flavor salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. Petite® Lemon Grass™ is popularly incorporated into curries, stews, and soups, especially Asian-inspired soups like wonton soup, pho, or tom kha. The slender leaves can be pureed with other herbs and served as an accompaniment to seafood, minced and mixed into lo mein and other noodle dishes, or folded into butter and used as a spread over fresh bread, waffles, roasted meats, sandwiches, or vegetables. Petite® Lemon Grass™ can also be infused into cocktails, steeped into teas, or used as a citrusy flavoring in sparkling beverages. Chefs favor Petite® Lemon Grass™ for its herbal, citrus-forward flavor and incorporate the greens into Asian-inspired preparations, especially dishes found in Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indian, and Chinese cuisine. Petite® Lemon Grass™ pairs well with coconut milk, Thai basil, meats such as pork, beef, and poultry, seafood including mussels, clams, fish, shrimp, and scallops, aromatics such as garlic, ginger, shallots, and chile peppers, citrus, bell peppers, green beans, and cauliflower. The 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® Lemon Grass™ immediately for the best quality and flavor.
Lemon Grass has been cultivated in Asia since ancient times and is a medicinal, cosmetic, and culinary herb. India is the largest producer of Lemon Grass, and the country cultivates approximately 80% of the world’s supply. The elongated, narrow stalks are primarily grown in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala and are a traditional ingredient in natural practices. In Ayurvedic medicine, Lemon Grass is known as Bhutrina, translating to mean “earth grass,” and is used as a cooling, stimulating, and bitter herb. Mature stalks are commonly pressed into oil, used topically to soothe muscle pain, headaches, and increase circulation. Lemon Grass oil can also be used to calm upset stomachs and is a typical scent found in lotions, soaps, oils, and candles. Practitioners view Lemon Grass oil as a purifying ingredient to improve the clarity and mood of the body.
Petite® Lemon Grass™ was developed at Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California, the leading American producer of naturally grown microgreens and Petite® Greens since the mid-1990s. Fresh Origins has been using the mild Southern California climate year-round to produce robust, healthy, and flavorful Petite® Greens, 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 Petite® Lemon 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.
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