White corn is a sweet corn variety. Its ears are wrapped in tightly layered pale lime green to white husks. One ear of corn can contain up to 400 kernels growing in rows lengthwise.
Spring onions are most often utilized raw. The whole onion can be flash blanched and grilled, which brings out more the robust and sweet elements of the onions, and makes them a bolder pair for fish and meats
Inventory, 4 oz : 2.00
This item was last sold on : 05/19/13
Firestix™ are available year round.
A member of the Amaranthaceae family, Firestix™ are flowers of the amaranthus plant, also known as amaranth, love-lies-bleeding and molten flower. The amaranth plant family consists of over sixty varieties, all of which produce different leaves and blossoms. All parts of the amaranth plant, including seeds, leaves and blossoms, are edible.
Firestix™ are tall flower spikes with red, pink and orange flame-like blossoms. They have a neutral flavor with a texture reminiscent to corn silk.
The amaranth plant is extremely high in protein and touted for its stellar chain of amino acids. Recent studies have shown that its proteins are structured in such a way that it can better meet the nutritional protein needs of humans than even wheat, milk and soybeans.
Firestix™ are ideal for use as decorative garnish. Stick upright in tropical beverages and cocktails in lieu of a swizzle stick. Use as garnish when plating main entrees, side dishes and appetizer platters. Its vibrant color stands out when served along side or atop corn bread, quiche and apple pie.
Amaranth dates back to the 14th century when the plant was used by the Incans and Aztecs as a primary food source as well as for ornamental and ritualistic purposes. As a result of the Spanish conquest in 1521 amaranth cultivation significantly declined and was replaced by other grains such as corn as a food staple. Currently amaranth has experienced resurgence in popularity due to the high protein content it provides.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Hilton San Diego Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-231-4040|
|Inn at the Park||San Diego CA||619-296-0057|
|Marine Room||San Diego CA||858-551-4676|
|Aztec Shops Catering||San Diego CA||619-594-7641|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||760-822-3593 sal|
|The Country Club Of Rancho Bernardo||San Diego CA||858-451-9100|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
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NY restaurant show Javits Center
Near Oceanside, California, United States
About 74 days ago
Spotter's comments : People were amazed to see these bright red edible flowers!