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Micro Italian Basil
Inventory, 4 oz : 43.00
This item was last sold on : 08/13/20
Micro Italian basil is very small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in height, and has 2-4 bright green leaves that are connected to a pale green stem. The first set of leaves to open, or the cotyledons, have a smooth texture and a rounded spade-shape, while the second pair, or the true leaves, are more oval and resemble a tiny version of mature basil. Micro Italian basil is crisp, tender, and aromatic with a green, subtle clove-like flavor that is followed by a sweet finish with notes of citrus, pepper, and mild anise.
Micro Italian Basil is available year-round.
Micro Italian basil is the young, tiny, edible version of one of the most commonly grown herbs and is harvested 14-25 days after sowing. Prized for its pungent yet classic sweet and spicy flavor, Micro Italian basil is predominately used as a garnish on a variety of culinary dishes to add an extra layer of flavor, texture, and aesthetic appeal.
Micro Italian basil contains some vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, and potassium.
Micro Italian basil greens are best suited for raw applications as their delicate nature cannot withstand high heat. The mild and sweet characteristics of Micro Italian basil make it ideal for incorporating into both savory and sweet applications. They can be used as a garnish on pasta, pizza, quiche, soups, green salads, and fruit salads. They can also add flavor to lemonade and fruity cocktails like mojitos, gimlets, or martinis or be combined into dips, dressing, and sauces. Much like mature basil, Micro Italian basil works well with many classic pairings including tomatoes, garlic, onion, corn, and mozzarella cheese, and also pairs well with blueberries, strawberries, apricot, pineapple, nectarines, peaches, watermelon, vanilla, lemon verbena, coconut, honey, ginger, cinnamon, and white chocolate. Micro Italian basil will keep 5-7 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
Microgreens have recently become a favorite edible garnish for chefs in fine dining restaurants because of their ease of use and increased aesthetic appeal. Consumers today are more aware of the visual presentation of a dish due to social media and the sharing of food photos. With this awareness, restaurants are finding new ways to create unique looking dishes to be promoted over these platforms. Microgreens are also packed with nutrients and provide the consumer with fresh, green flavors year-round without laborious preparation.
Basil is native to India and was introduced to the Mediterranean and Asia via trade routes and immigrants during ancient times. It was then brought to the New World in 1621 with colonists and early settlers. Micro Italian basil was one of the first microgreens produced and became popular in the 1980s-1990s when fine dining restaurants began adding them as a garnish to dishes. Today Micro Italian basil is available through select distributors and at specialty grocers in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|Saint Mark Golf and Resort, LLC||San Marcos CA||858-273-8440|
|Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens||Escondido CA||760-294-7866|
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|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
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|Oh So Lovely Desserts||San Diego CA||619-962-2973|
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|American Pizza Manufacturing||La Jolla Ca||858-246-6756|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Pacific Coast Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-794-4632|
|Shake and Muddle||Chula Vista CA||619-816-5429|
|Island Palms Blue Wave Hotel & Marina||San Diego CA||619-222-0561|
|Estancia Adobe||San Diego CA||858-550-1000|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Sushi Exchange||San Diego CA||619-961-7218|
|Blade 1936||Oceanside CA||760-231-1456|
|Royal Polaris Sportfishing||San Diego CA||619-226-8030|
|San Diego Yacht Club||San Diego CA||619-758-6334|
|Hotel Del ENO Produce||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|The Roxy Encinitas||Encinitas CA||760-230-2899|
|Eddie V's La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-459-5500|
|Luce||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Graze||San Diego CA||619-839-9852|
|Puesto-Mission Valley||San Diego CA||619-804-4217|
|Louisiana Purchase||San Diego CA||716-946-7953|
|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
|Born & Raised||San Diego CA||619-550-5412|
|Hotel Del Coronado Store Room||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Black Raill Kitchen + Bar||Carlsbad CA||619-454-9182|
Recipes that include Micro Italian Basil. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Stirring Stew||Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Microgreens|
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