Micro Ocean Mix™
Inventory, 4 oz : 1.00
This item was last sold on : 04/24/22
Micro Ocean Mix™ consists of very small leaves connected to slender stems, and the leaves range in shape from flat and wide, elongated and narrow, frilly, to oval with smooth edges. The leaves also vary in color from dark green to a deep red, burgundy hue. Micro Ocean Mix™ has a crisp, succulent, and tender consistency due to fleshy, textured greens. Within the mix, each microgreen has a distinct, ocean-inspired flavor that blends to develop a naturally savory and refreshing, salty taste, mixed with briny, vegetal, and citrus-forward notes.
Micro Ocean Mix™ is available year-round.
Micro Ocean Mix™ is a blend of young, edible seedlings that are a part of a trademarked line of specialty microgreens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. The tender mix is a modern twist on sea-inspired flavors and was curated by Fresh Origins Farm to provide chefs with a unique, edible garnish. Micro Ocean Mix™ contains sea grass, spinach, sea beans, ice plant, verdolaga, and other greens to create a bright, salty, and tangy combination. The microgreens are generally harvested 1 to 2 weeks after sowing, and chefs use the greens as an accent in savory dishes, especially seafood. Micro Ocean Mix™ can be sprinkled for visual impact and a wash of salty essence or individual leaves can be selected from the mix and strategically placed on dishes for more targeted flavor notes. In addition to being featured as a microgreen, Micro Ocean Mix™ is also offered as Petite® Ocean Mix™, which is a slightly larger, more mature version of the microgreen.
Micro Ocean Mix™ provides multiple vitamins and minerals due to its mixture of greens with unique nutritional properties. The leaves are a source of vitamins A and C, antioxidants that strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation and also contain some iodine, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. It is important to note that the vitamins and minerals are found primarily within the leaves and not in the stems of the microgreens. Growing conditions also significantly impact the nutritional content, and Fresh Origins cultivates their microgreens in a natural setting, an ideal climate for healthy, optimal greens.
Micro Ocean Mix™ is well-suited as an edible garnish for Asian and seafood-inspired dishes. The tender, crisp greens are showcased when consumed fresh, and the leaves should be added at the end of preparations to avoid wilting. Micro Ocean Mix™ can be layered as a multi-colored bed of greens underneath fish, mollusks, and crustaceans, or it can be topped over sashimi and sushi. The greens can also be sprinkled over squid ink pasta, mixed into ponzu sauce, or incorporated into noodles, rice, and slaws. Micro Ocean Mix™ is the perfect accompaniment to Asian fusion cuisine that uses ingredients from the land and sea. The greens can also be used as a garnish on the famous surf and turf dish and complement seafood-based soups and curries. Micro Ocean Mix™ pairs well with scallops, mussels, oysters, ahi, crab, shrimp, mahi-mahi, and sea bass, fresh citrus including oranges, lemons, yuzu, and pomelo, crème fraiche, aged hard cheeses, mustard greens, and forest mushrooms. Micro Ocean Mix™ will generally keep 5 to 7 days stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
Fresh Origins Farm has created over thirty unique microgreen mixes with elevated, procured flavor combinations. Many of these mixes are developed in partnership with chefs, and Fresh Origins Farm also participates in annual tradeshows and culinary events to share these unique blends with chefs across the United States. Fresh Origins Farm has been attending Starchef’s International Chefs Congress for over ten years. The Chefs Congress is a three-day event featuring live demonstrations, mixers, contests, and business seminars to inspire and connect chefs, mixologists, and food-related professionals. During the show, Fresh Origins Farm allows chefs to taste, smell, and fully experience their microgreens and edible flowers. Specialized mixes, including Micro Ocean Mix™, are also introduced to the chefs to stimulate originality within their cooking, using microgreens to construct exceptional flavors and textures while increasing visual appeal.
Micro Ocean Mix™ was developed at Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California, the leading American producer of naturally grown microgreens since the mid-1990s. Fresh Origins has been using the mild, Southern California climate year-round to produce robust, healthy, and flavorful microgreens for over twenty years, 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 Micro Ocean Mix™ 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.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
|Urban Kitchen Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803|
Recipes that include Micro Ocean Mix™. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Gluten Free by Jan||Seared Salmon with Microgreens|
|The FeedFeed||Celebration Seafood Salad|
|Food So Good Mall||Chilean Sea Bass with Crab Meat & Microgreens|
|Weekend at the Cottage||Baked Cod With Citrus Salad|