Green Dragon Apple
The Green Dragon apple in appearance resembles a lime green Golden Delicious dotted with near-microscopic brown freckles
Resembling a Chinese lantern, the gooseberry is wrapped in a thin, papery, inflated skin. These very tart, piquant fruits turn from a pale green to an amber or gold color as they ripen and offer a flavor similar to a gooseberry or a tart green grape.
Baby Gold Beets
Inventory, 24 ct : 25.92
This item was last sold on : 10/21/14
Baby Gold beets are available the year round.
The Gold beet, Beta vulgaris, is a root vegetable and member of the Chenopodiaceae family. There are several varieties of Gold beets, however not all Gold beet varieties produce the same quality beet. The "Touchstone Gold" is one of the choice varieties of beets that is produced on a commercial-level scale. Baby Gold beets are cultivated as a table beet, though they do contain betaxanthin pigments which could serve as food coloring.
Baby Gold beets are harvested young for their edible roots, stems and leaves. 10-12 inch green leafy stems ascend from the Gold beet's rough deep orange, bulbous root. Beets have the highest sugar content of any vegetable and Gold beets are the standard of sweetness. Their flavor is smooth and creamy with just a hint of earthiness. The flesh of the baby Gold beet is bright yellow and unlike Red beets, its coloring does not bleed, though it retains its color when cooked. Beet greens have a similar semi-bitter flavor to swiss chard. Gold beets can be harvested at any time during their growing cycle. If left to mature the roots can reach up to an average of three inches in diameter.
Gold beets are a great source of the phytonutrients called betalains. Betalains have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which can create detoxifying effects. Betalians are not heat-stable, though, so longer cooking times can decrease their presence in beets.
Baby Gold beets should be steamed or roasted to bring out their beast flavor and texture. Their smaller size will shorten required cooking time. The skin is easily peeled once cooked. Gold beets can be used to replace Red beets in any given beet recipe. Gold beets pair well with citrus, especially tangerines and lemons, butter lettuce, parsley, chives, tarragon, cumin, bacon, buttermilk, creme fraiche, smoked fish, cheeses such as chèvre and gorgonzola, walnuts, hazelnuts and wine vinegars such as champagne and red wine. Gold beets are a great salad and soup beet and they can be preserved by pickling them with the use of a basic pickling recipe. Beet greens can be used for salads or as a pot herb.
All cultivated beets are descendents of the sea beet (B. maritima), a wild seashore plant found growing along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Africa. The sea beet, though was more weed-like with no edible root. Romans are credited with the cultivation of wild beets into domesticated beets, primarily using the plant for its greens. Domesticated beets evolved into an edible root vegetable. The discovery of beet's high sugar content led to its increased agricultural value. Gold beets are native to Europe. Though their exact origins are unknown, their original purpose was as feedstock. Although beets are tolerant of heat, they prefer a cooler climate for prolific and expeditious growing. It is common horticultural knowledge that faster beets grow, the better the flavor.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|Brigantine Pt Loma||San Diego CA||619-224-2871|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Bernard'O Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-487-7171|
|Cafe 21 Downtown||San Diego CA||619-795-0721|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Harney Sushi Old Town||San Diego CA||619-295-3272|
|Crosby National Golf Club LLC||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-227-0172|
|Westin Gaslamp Quarter||San Diego CA||619-239-2200|
|Tavern at the Beach||San Diego CA||858-272-6066|
|San Diego Yacht Club||San Diego CA||619-758-6334|
|Pacific Coast Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-794-4632|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Brigantine La Mesa||La Mesa CA||619-465-1935|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588|
|Ballast Point Restaruant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|Bahia Resort Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
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|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
|The Curious Fork||Solana Beach CA||650-468-6195|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Nobu||San Diego CA||619-814-4124|
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|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|Barleymash||San Diego CA||619-276-6700 x304|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Bazinga Eatery||San Diego CA||619-519-9623|
|Hotel Del Coronado 1500 Restaurant||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Pacifica Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-0505|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||619-838-8268|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|ARHE Cuisine Corporation||San Diego CA||619-564-8970|
|Eddie V's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-5500|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Aztec Shops Catering||San Diego CA||619-594-7641|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Brigantine Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-4166|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Azul La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9677|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
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|California Cuisine||San Diego CA||619-543-0790|
Recipes that include Baby Gold Beets. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 193 days ago, 4/12/14
Spotter's comments : Baby Gold Beets spotted at Ballard Market. Fresh bulk Golden Beets from the NW ;)
Castro Farmers' Market Near San Francisco, California, United States
About 196 days ago, 4/09/14
Spotter's comments : Baby Gold Beets spotted at Castro Farmers' Market. Beets of any color are great, cooked any way! Organic from Happy Boy Farms
Queen Anne Farmers Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 384 days ago, 10/03/13
Spotter's comments : Baby Gold Beets spotted at Queen Anne Farmers Market. Local Roots Farm is growing Golden Beets!!
Eagle River Farmers Market Alaska, United States
About 428 days ago, 8/20/13
Spotter's comments : Baby Gold Beets spotted at Eagle River Farmers Market. Get them at the Babbling Brook Farm stand.
Sprouts East Lake Near Chula Vista, California, United States
About 589 days ago, 3/12/13