Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
Inventory, 36 ct : 59.89
This item was last sold on : 09/25/17
About the size of an egg, kiwifruit is wrapped in a russet-brown thin skin with short rather stiff hairs. The kaleidoscope-like almost glistening emerald green firm pulp is dotted with a large amount of dark nearly black tiny edible seeds that create this fruit's characteristic interior starburst pattern. Sometimes the flesh may be yellow, brownish or off-white. Sweet tart with a slightly acidic edge, this decorative fruit's succulent flavor is mainly sweet.
Kiwifruit is available from California during the winter months. New Zealand kiwifruit is available in spring and supplies arrive from Chile during the summer months.
According to the California Kiwifruit Commission, kiwi fruit were the fastest-growing fruit in sales and distribution from 1987 to 1995.
Kiwifruit is rich in vitamin C, having ten times more than the equal weight of a lemon. Two fruits have almost twice the vitamin C of an orange and more potassium than a comparable serving of bananas. High in fiber, it also offers vitamin A, Vitamin E, calcium and iron. Credit goes to all those little black seeds, as they act much like grains, providing lots of nutrition.
Puree; enhance juices and beverages. Even though the skin is edible, the fruit is usually peeled. Slice for garnish. Containing a meat-tenderizing enzyme, place sliced peels with some flesh attached directly on meat; marinate thirty minutes for each inch of the meat's thickness. To make a kiwifruit salsa, blend four peeled kiwis, one teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper, one tablespoon orange juice, one tablespoon chopped fresh mint and a pinch of salt. Serve with grilled swordfish, grilled poultry and roast pork. Bananas, berries, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries and oranges are especially partial to kiwifruit. To store, refrigerate ripe fruit up to ten days. Refrigerated unripe fruit lasts up to one month.
The French word, souris vegetale, for this fruit translates to "vegetable mouse".
Native to the Yangtze River Valley of northern China and Zhejiang Province on the coast of eastern China, this fruit was first grown commercially in New Zealand. England received their very first kiwifruit shipment in 1953. Not frost-tolerant, the vigorous woody twining vine or climbing shrubby plants require a long growing season. Only fully dormant plants can survive temperatures around ten degrees Fahrenheit. The rambling vines are capable of stretching to cover an area ten to fifteen feet wide, eighteen to twenty-four feet long and nine to twelve feet high. Producing deep green leathery-textured oval to round leaves that can grow seven to ten inches in diameter, fragrant one to two inch wide white to cream colored flowers appear in the leaf axils. In the United States, California produces about ninety-nine percent of the nation's kiwifruit supply.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Leap Coffee||Carlsbad CA||760-448-6167|
|Ocean Beach Surf Lodge||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Chateau La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-4451|
|Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank - Oceanside||Oceanside CA||858-395-8809|
|Glenbrook Health Center||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1000|
|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
|Swell Café (Mission Beach)||San Diego CA||858-270-9900|
|Pacific Coast Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-794-4632|
|Love Boat Sushi-Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-721-3737|
|Sorority Cuisine - Achio||San Diego CA||310-402-6195|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Martinis above Fourth||San Diego CA||619-241-2622|
|Sugar and Scribe||La Jolla CA||858-274-1733|
|Quality Coast Inc Café||San Diego CA||619-443-9192|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Red Tail Catering||San Marcos CA||858-605-8219|
|Open House||Encinitas CA||760-452-2000|
|Cody's at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-459-0040|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Pantai Inn||La Jolla CA||858-224-7600|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Continental Catering Inc||La Mesa CA||619-698-3500|
|Swell Cafe (Del Mar)||Del Mar CA||858-270-9900|
|Zel's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-0076|
|Surf Side Cuisine||San Diego CA||619-507-0891|
|Sushi Kami||San Diego CA||858-451-7799|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Pacific Provisions||San Diego CA||805-368-9022|
|The Wine Pub||San Diego CA||619-758-9325|
|The Shout House Bar||San Diego CA||619-231-6700|
|Bottega Italiana-UTC||San Diego CA||858-404-0799|
|Extraordinary Desserts||San Diego CA||619-294-2132|
|Chateau Lake San Marcos||San Marcos CA||760-471-0083|
|Voltaire Beach House||San Diego CA||619-574-6878|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|San Diego Yacht Club||San Diego CA||619-758-6334|
|Coin-Op Game Room (Downtown)||San Diego CA||619-255-8864|
|Paradise Point Resort Barefoot||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Harvest by The Patio||San Diego CA||619-550-1262|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Wholesome Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-634-9573|
|Belmont Park Cannonball||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Marriott Courtyard||San Diego CA||619-446-3008|
|Love Boat Sushi-San Marcos||San Marcos CA||760-471-7722|
|Bread & Cie Café||San Diego CA||619-295-3172|
|Yogurt Escape Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-9700|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Bottega Italiana-Coronado||Coronado CA||619-522-9053|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Brigantine Corp||San Diego CA||858 926 9644|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Ponsatys Bar||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|La Clochette Du Coin||La Jolla CA||619-402-7911|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Seasons of La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-456-8619|
|Pacific Terrace Hotel||San Diego CA||858-581-3500|
|Extraordinary Desserts Union St.||San Diego CA||619-294-7001|
|One Door North||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Coast Catering||Escondido CA||619-295-3173|
|Harbor Breakfast||San Diego CA||619-888-6586|
|Bahia Resort Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Petite Madeline Bakery||Oceanside CA||760-231-7300|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Spoutable||San Diego CA||619-743-7491|
|Miss B's Coconut Club||San Diego CA||858-381-0855|
|The Country Club Of Rancho Bernardo||San Diego CA||858-451-9100|
|Ballast Point Brewing - Temecula||Temecula CA||619-295-3173|
|Sheraton Carlsbad (20/20)||Carlsbad CA||760-827-2400|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||760-434-4959|
|Farmers Bottega||San Diego CA||619-458-9929|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Pendry SD (Pool House)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Pacific Regent La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-597-8008|
|Venissimo Cheese Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-847-9616|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Bistro 65||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Handlery Hotel & Resort||San Diego CA||619-298-0511|
|Solana Beach Presbyterian Church||Solana Beach CA||858-509-2580|
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