Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
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This item was last sold on : 09/20/17
Alfalfa sprouts are the young shoots of the Alfalfa plant. Crisp and brightly colored, alfalfa sprouts produce thin white roots capped with petite leaves in various colors of yellow, brown and light to dark-green. Coloring varies due to exposure to light. Offering a sweet nutty flavor, Alfalfa sprouts have a crunchy texture.
Alfalfa sprouts are available year-round.
Alfalfa sprouts, scientifically known as Medicago sativa are an herbaceous perennial legume and a member of the Fabaceae or pea family. Known also as “The Queen of all Forages” the alfalfa plant today is grown predominantly as a feed for cattle known as hay. Today the sprouts of the alfalfa seed are popularly harvested when very young and used in culinary preparations for both their taste, texture and nutritional properties.
Alfalfa sprouts are a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. They are rich in vitamins K and C and also contain potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron as well. They also contain a high content of phytoestrogens which have been shown to aid in the prevention of heart disease and contain saponins which are being studied for their ability to improve cholesterol health and boost the immune system. Alfalfa sprouts also contains high levels of isoflavone which has been utilized in Chinese medicine to treat the symptoms of menopause.
Alfalfa sprouts can be used to add texture, moisture and crunch to a variety of culinary preparations. Add to green and grain salads or to sandwiches, quesadillas and wraps. Sprinkle atop omelets and other egg preparations. Combine with fresh herbs and add to soft cheeses, yogurt or butter to add texture and flavor to spreads and dips. Add to green drinks or smoothies for a nutritional boost. Always be sure your sprouts are fresh and that they are washed thoroughly with water before use. The FDA has made recommendations for growers and consumers on how to avoid contamination when selecting and preparing sprouts, consult their website for further details.
The use of Alfalfa in sprouted form as a young shoot is documented in Chinese and European folk medicine for the treatment of a variety of aliments including indigestion, hayfever, anemia, bladder problems and arthritis.
Alfalfa is believed to be native to central Asia and was fist domesticated in Turkey and Iran. Alfalfa has long been used as an important fodder crop worldwide dating back more than 6,000 years as a popular feed for cattle and horses. In its young sprouted form it has been documented for use as a medicine in ancient times but did not come onto the culinary scene as a popular food source for humans until the 1970’s.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
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|Local Greens Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-487-9346|
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|Pacifica Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-0505|
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|Optimum Health Institute of San Diego||Lemon Grove CA||619-589-4022|
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|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
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|Hilton Garden Inn||San Diego CA||858-720-9500|
|Victoria Mahdion||San Diego CA||619-987-3304|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
|Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank - Oceanside||Oceanside CA||858-395-8809|
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|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
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Recipes that include Alfalfa Sprout. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Paleo Hacks||Scrambled Eggs with Avocado & Alfalfa Sprouts|
|Belly Full||Turkey and Swiss Cheese Wrap with Spicy Mayo|
|Good Food Channel||Prawn Sesame Toast and Seared King Prawns|
|Joe's Healthy Meals||Avocado Toast with a Fried Egg|
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Near Bellingham, Washington, United States
About 214 days ago, 2/18/17
Spotter's comments : Alfalfa Sprouts spotted at Public Market. Local Clover Sprouts from Happy Valley Farm!