Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish.
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
Inventory, 24 ct : 3.91
This item was last sold on : 01/24/15
Purple kale is available year round with a peak season during the winter months.
Purple kale produces serrated vibrant purple variegated ruffled leaves. This attractive vegetable offers a mild cabbage flavor and a chewy semi-crisp texture.
Tender Purple kale greens are a great intense addition to mixed green salads. They are great carriers for peanuts, almonds, tamari, chiles and other Asian ingredients like sesame oil and ginger. The leaves can be eaten raw, braised, grilled and added to soups and stews.
Since kale survives well in cold climates, it is a favorite mealtime entree served in Scandinavia, Germany, Holland and Scotland. it is also popular in a Portugese soup titled caldo verde, a hearty broth of potatoes, savories and sausage.
Beautiful ornamental purple kale, Brassica oleracea, is cultivated from the dwarf variety of kale and looks like a giant ruffled flower. Although it will grow in warmer climates, cooler weather suits flowering kale much better, but it isn't quite as cold hardy as common kale.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Choice Juicery LLC. Vista||Vista CA||760-822-6292|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Surf Side Cuisine||San Diego CA||619 507-0891|
|Horizon School-Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5599|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Tapenade||San Diego CA||858-551-7500|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Diamond Jack||Chula Vista CA||619-424-1000|
|Stevie's Catering||San Diego CA||619-995-8343|
|Bernard'O Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-487-7171|
|Bernardo Heights Country Club||San Diego CA||858-487-4022|
|Pacific Views Event Center-Camp Pendleton||Oceanside CA||760-763-1675|
|Bahia Resort Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Industry||San Diego CA||619-719-6924|
|Fish Market Downtown||San Diego CA||619-232-3474|
|TREO||Rancho Santa Fe CA||760-672-2587|
|Turquoise Coffee||San Diego CA||858-412-5377|
|Sublime Tavern-Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-9100|
|Nobu||San Diego CA||619-814-4124|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
|Green Dragon Tavern & Museum||Carlsbad CA||760-797-5579|
|MCRD-Marine Corps Recruit Dept||San Diego CA||619-725-6388|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Ohana Catering||San Diego CA||858-278-1043|
|Perfect Pairings||Carlsbad CA||760-453-7974|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|Lisa Campbel||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|SoCal Chef||La Mesa CA||619-251-3015|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
Recipes that include Kale Purple. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Mostly Eating||Frittata of Parsnip, Red Onion, Kale and Gouda|
|The Bungalow Kitchen||Garlicky Braised Kale with Sun-Dried Tomatoes|
|Brooklyn Supper||Kale Salad with Golden Beets, Green Garlic, and a Lime Vinaigrette|
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Noe Valley Farmer's Market
Near San Francisco, California, United States
About a day ago, 1/24/15
Spotter's comments : Purple Kale spotted at Noe Valley Farmer's Market. SUPER purple organic kale from Happy Boy Farms!! Color up my meals!
Glen Park Village Farmers' Market Near Daly City, California, United States
About 427 days ago, 11/24/13
Spotter's comments : Purple Kale spotted at Glen Park Village Farmers' Market. Different effect than green kale, purple adds a new color to a dish. Organic from J&M Ibarra Farm.
Root 246 Near Solvang, California, United States
About 569 days ago, 7/05/13
Spotter's comments : Chef was picking it from the garden out front as we walked up!
Barrio Starr Near San Diego, California, United States
About 714 days ago, 2/10/13
Spotter's comments : Breakfast tamale with vibrant purple kale!