Each Mekanzou is less than two inches in length. Mekanzou offer a slightly sweet taste and tender texture when young. Older sprouts will be more fibrous and have a slightly bitter aftertaste
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
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This item was last sold on : 07/28/14
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.
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Marine Room||San Diego CA||858-551-4676|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|US Grant Hotel Grill||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Pete's Premade Paleo||San Diego CA||770-354-1150|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|La Valencia||San Diego CA||858-551-3750|
Recipes that include Baby Fennel. One is easiest, three is harder.
|101 Cookbooks||Giant Lemon Fennel Beans|
|The Fresh Dish||Braised Duck Ragu with Fennel and Tagliatelle|
|She Spills the Beans||Braised Fennel Gratin|
|Lara Ferroni||Fennel Blossom Soup|
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