Green Dragon Apple
The Green Dragon apple in appearance resembles a lime green Golden Delicious dotted with near-microscopic brown freckles
Firm and heavy for its size, turban squash is a striking bright orange, trimmed in a dark ivy green color. Bake, roast, steam, sautee, or puree this squash.
Black Italian Cabbage
Inventory, 12 ct : 8.92
This item was last sold on : 10/25/14
Black Italian cabbage is available year round with winter crops offering the best quality.
Palm tree-like fronds are a characteristic of the black Italian cabbage. Also called Tuscan kale, Toscano kale and Lecano kale, these curly-edged leaves grow out of a central stalk. When the central stalk of this Tuscan kale is harvested, mini-black cabbages are produced on the stalk. This variety offers its very own subtle green cabbage flavor that has a tangy bite with an almost sweet aftertaste.
Low in calories, cabbage offers vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, and potassium. It is said cabbage stimulates the immune system and prevents cancer. Cabbage juice is claimed to be helpful for arthritis, gastric ulcers, depression, and gout.
Young raw leaves are tasty in salads. Pairs with beans or pork. Cook until soft in olive oil with a generous amount of garlic for a palate-pleasing side dish. To use kale leaves as food wrappers, blanch leaves briefly in lightly salted water. Place cubes of favorite cheese in leaf; wrap and bake. Shrimp or prawn tails are excellent choices for wrapping in these spunky tasting leaves. Risotto is superb wrapped in kale leaves and gently braised.
A mythical Italian Franciscan monk, Friar Foreteller in his almanac provided tips on home cures that utilize vegetables, herbs and fruit. The entire cabbage family is esteemed in his writings for its scar-healing, disinfectant, anti-rheumatic, decongestant and anti-diabetic powers. Blanched cabbage leaves can be applied topically to burns or irritated skin for relief.
Italian cabbage is an international hybrid and a prized Tuscan specialty referred to as "cavolo nero" or black cabbage in English. Abundantly available in Tuscany, black cabbage supplies are very limited in other parts of the world. Italian cuisine especially favors this cabbage in the cold-weather cooking season. A member of the Crucifer or mustard family, cabbage is a prehistoric Mediterranean wild plant. Classified by its many forms, cabbage is diversified into leaves (kale), heads (common or Savoy cabbage), gems (Brussels sprouts), hypertrophied flowers (broccoli and cauliflower), or into roots (turnips).
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-419-8343|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Culinary Students||San Diego CA||619-296-3172|
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|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
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|The Bristol Hotel||San Diego CA||877-784-6835|
|Sorority Cuisine - Achio||San Diego CA||310-402-6195|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
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|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|The Wine Pub||San Diego CA||619-758-9325|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Pete's Premade Paleo||San Diego CA||770-354-1150|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Bagby Beer Company||Oceanside CA||760-505-3445|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Blind Lady||San Diego CA||619-255-2491|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
|Omnivore Eating Experiences||San Diego CA||619-890-0809|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|The Bellows||San Marcos CA||619-395-6325|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|The Land & Water Company||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Local Greens||Solana Beach CA||858-504-0332|
|Craft and Commerce (Sekscobra Inc.)||San Diego CA||619-962-5935|
|Olive Tree Marketplace||San Diego CA||619-962-7345|
|Amici's East Coast Pizzeria-La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-729-9988|
|Amici's East Coast Pizzeria-Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-260-1111|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge||San Diego CA||619-381-6713|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Mission Bay Yacht Club||San Diego CA||858-488-0501 x14|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|San Diego Humane Society||San Diego CA||619-299-7012|
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|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|Home Kitchen Culture||San Diego CA||619-302-7655|
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|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Bernard'O Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-487-7171|
|Sorority Cuisine - Alpha Phi||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Tiger Tiger||San Diego CA||619 764 5475|
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Recipes that include Black Italian Cabbage. One is easiest, three is harder.
|$tarrBuck||Susan’s Ribollita (Tuscan Stale Bread Soup with Black Kale)|
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Spotter's comments : Really good quality black kale here at Specialty! This is great for everything including chips!