Fresh Petite® Lilyette Leaf™
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Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ is small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and is flat, broad, and round with a thin green stem connected in the center of the leaf. The dark green leaves are glossy and smooth with scalloped, or curved, wavy edges, and the stem is pale green, crisp, and pliable. Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ is crunchy, tender, and has an initially strong fresh green and grassy flavor that fades into a tangy aftertaste with notes of citrus.
Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ is available year-round.
The Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ is a young, edible plant that is a part of a trademarked line of specialty Petite® Greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Designed to be slightly larger than microgreens, the Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ is harvested 4-6 weeks after sowing and is favored by chefs for its unusual round shape and blank flavor.
Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ contains some iron, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ is best suited for raw applications as its small size and delicate nature cannot withstand high heat applications. They are most commonly used fresh, as a garnish and can be layered in sandwiches, salads, grains such as rice, barley, or quinoa, and pasta. The greens can also be used to accent seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes or are occasionally used to decorate desserts. Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ pairs well with seafood such as crab, lobster, mussels, clams, and squid, tarragon, black mint, baby beets, carrots, radishes, pine nuts, almonds, garlic, onions, and chives. They will keep 7-10 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
Fresh Origins Farm has over 125 different varieties of Petite® Greens, such as the Petite® Lilyette Leaf™, and these greens have increased in popularity with chefs for their ability to add fresh flavors, textures, and visual appeal to dishes to elevate the dining experience. The Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ provides an unusual shape and has a versatile flavor that can complement appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. New Petite® Greens are consistently being created by Fresh Origins Farm to supply chefs with innovative and flavorful greens. Fresh Origins Farm is the leading national producer of both common and unique Petite® Greens, and they use the mild and sunny Southern California climate to produce healthy crops with bold, exceptional flavors.
The Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ was created by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California in the 1990s-2000s. Today the Petite® Lilyette Leaf™ can be found through select partners of Fresh Origins, such as Specialty Produce, and are available across the United States.