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
Fresh Green Almonds
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Green almonds are available in the early spring for a very brief 8 week period, beginning typically in late March or early April.
Green almonds have a typically almond shape, but are distinguishable by their fuzzy and velvet-like green outer skin. The inner flesh of the Green almond is unique, offering a soft jelly consistency within a skinless nut. The inner nut has a delicate creamy outer skin. The soft internal flesh offers a unique flavor with mild floral and grass like notes, with an overall fruity savor.
Trans-fat-free and cholesterol-free, fresh green almonds provide the same nutritional benefits as dry roasted almonds which include protein, dietary fiber, vitamin E, calcium, iron and a trace of vitamin C. One-fourth cup contains about 180 calories.
The young nut taste pairs well with compatible lemony flavors. A myriad of fish entrées and seafood specialties love its complementary accent. Serve with lobster, snapper, cod, shrimp, halibut, scallops, clam and oysters. To store, keep refrigerated up to three weeks.
A member of the peach family, which explains their fuzzy feel, green almonds are grown locally at Weiser Farms in California. Specializing in root vegetables, Weiser Farms has been growing premium vegetables since 1977. Ideal sandy soil for producing superior products, Weiser Farms' one hundred-twenty acres allows vital crop rotation resulting in top quality produce.
Recipes that include Fresh Green Almonds. One is easiest, three is harder.
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