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 : 7.58
This item was last sold on : 01/28/15
Baby Fennel is available year round.
Fennel is of the species Foeniculum vulgare whereas anise is of the species Pimpinella anisum. The flavor of fennel and anise are very similar, and for this reason, there is often a confusing exchange of their Asian names. To add even more confusion, fennel is sometimes confused with dill. At maturity, fennel is a taller plant with longer, somewhat shinier and less divided leaves. Fennel stems are not hollow, as are those of the dill plant. If ever in doubt, simply taste the leaves; fennel's delicate flavor of licorice distinguishes the two.
Baby fennel is immature fennel that produces licorice-flavored feathery leaves. The roots are also edible. Baby fennel seeds are sweet and release an anise aroma.
A fair source of vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin and potassium, fennel contains small amounts of calcium, iron, protein and carbohydrates, plus provides some dietary fiber. Low in fat and calories, one cup of fennel has about 30 calories.
Baby fennel make an attractive garnish for most anything. For a light salad using contrasting flavors, combine baby fennel, smoked ham and fresh oranges sections. To store, place in plastic bag; keep in coldest part of refrigerator. Use within three to four days for optimum taste and quality. If allowed to dry, the flavor of baby fennel is lost.
Thriving most anywhere, fennel plants can grow to be very old. Not minding ordinary soil, fennel prefers plenty of sun and can tolerate dry and sunny conditions. Loving the living conditions, fennel has naturalized along the coast of Northern California.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Mesa College||San Diego CA||619-388-2240|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Roppongi||San Diego CA||858-551-5252|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Cucina Celestina||Coronado CA||619-672-4246|
|Pete's Premade Paleo||San Diego CA||770-354-1150|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Mission Bay Yacht Club||San Diego CA||858-488-0501 x14|
|Chef Luis||Chula Vista CA||619-395-6532|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
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