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Petite® Lilac Spinach™
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Petite® Spinach Lilac™ is small in size, averaging 5-10 centimeters in length, and has obovate to oval-shaped leaves that taper to a point on the non-stem end with lightly serrated edges. The thin, delicate leaves are smooth and dark green with splashes of bright fuschia and lilac and are attached to slender, flexible stems. There are also small, dark pink veins that branch across the surface of the leaf. Petite® Spinach Lilac™ is crisp and tender with a mild spinach flavor and a fresh green taste.
Petite® Spinach Lilac™ is available year-round.
Petite® Spinach Lilac™ are young, edible greens that are a part of a trademarked line of specialty plants grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Designed to be slightly larger than microgreens, Petite® Spinach Lilac™ is harvested approximately 4-6 weeks after sowing and is commonly used by chefs as a garnish for its striking mix of lilac-pink tones, fresh flavor, and tender, crisp texture.
Petite® Spinach Lilac™ contains calcium, potassium, copper, vitamins A, C, and K, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, and phosphorus.
Petite® Spinach Lilac™ greens are best suited for raw applications as their tender and delicate nature cannot withstand prolonged periods of high heat. They are most commonly utilized as a garnish to enhance the flavor and visual appeal of a dish and have been incorporated into sliders, tossed into fresh green or fruit salads, mixed into soups, layered in sandwiches, and used as a bed of greens for cooked seafood. The greens can also be mixed into pasta and vegetable side dishes. Petite® Spinach Lilac™ pairs well with apples, figs, grapes, melons, pears, berries, avocadoes, citrus, tomatoes, asparagus, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, garlic, leeks, potatoes, meats such as poultry, steak, lamb, and fish, shrimp, feta cheese, and nuts such as pecans, walnuts, and pine nuts. The greens will keep 7-10 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
Expanding beyond the walls of restaurants, the culinary industry in the United States is reinventing the way gourmet food is introduced to consumers. Through cooking demonstrations at local fairs, music festivals, and conventions, to selling unique, bite-sized foods at wine and catered events, Fresh Origins Farm is joining the culinary movement by inspiring innovative chefs to use Petite® Greens to elevate the dining experience. Petite® Greens such as Petite® Spinach Lilac™ add bold colors, improved flavors, and a touch of whimsicality to dishes to create works of art using food. These dishes are inspiring chefs to branch out of their culinary norm, and Petite® Greens are also providing added depth and texture to dishes to create sensory layers to allow food tasting to become an event within itself.
Petite® Spinach Lilac™ 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® Spinach Lilac™ can be found through select distribution partners of Fresh Origins, such as Specialty Produce, and is available across the United States.
Recipes that include Petite® Lilac Spinach™. One is easiest, three is harder.
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