Micro Ruby Radish™
Inventory, 4 oz : 8.00
This item was last sold on : 03/25/17
Micro Ruby Radish™ produces thin magenta-purple stems that are a mere 3 centimeters tall. They are topped with gently lobed, heart shaped leaves that are dark purple and tinged in a dusty green. Micro Ruby Radish™ offers a classic spicy radish flavor with fresh grassy notes.
Micro Ruby Radish™ is available year-round.
Micro Ruby Radish™ is part of a Trademarked line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins in San Marcos, CA. A member of the Brassicaceae family, it gets its color from natural plant pigments called anthocyanins. Anthocyanin is an antioxidant that protect cells from damage and help promote human health. In 2012, researchers at the University of Maryland found that some microgreens had 4 to 6 times the nutrient level of their larger counterparts, lending to the belief that microgreens may be the newest superfood.
Micro Ruby Radish™ provides vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. It also containes dietary fiber, folate, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, copper and manganese.
Micro Ruby Radish™ adds brilliant color and a fresh, spicy radish flavor that best reserved for savory applications. Make use of its contrasting bright purple color against yellow curry dishes or creamy orange squash soup. Create a spicy microgreens garnish mix by combining Micro Ruby Radish™ with other peppery micros such as micro wasabi, micro peppercress and micro arugula. Micro Ruby Radish™ pairs well with parmesan cheese, feta cheese, goat cheese, mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, lemon, mint, cucumber, tomato, olives, garlic, beets, fennel, pears, grapes, prosciutto and roast beef.
In the beginning, microgreens were seen as a fancy garnish and still has that perception amongst some. There has been a more recent movement of presenting food as art especially with the growth of social media. In 2015, the J. Paul Getty Museum even featured an art installation called, “The Getty Salad Garden” where artist Julia Sherman invites contemporary artists to learn about heirloom plant varieties and using them as a new art medium as they create salads together.
Micro Ruby Radish™ and the Petite™Green products from Fresh Origins have been a work in progress since 1995 from the farm’s owner and founder, David Sasuga. After growing flowering plants for 20 years, David always wanted to grow fresh produce and the opportunity came unexpectedly when a local chef bought some of his basil seedlings. The Micro Ruby Radish™ is smaller in size and quite delicate. It is ideally grown in greenhouses where the farmer can control irrigation, humidity and temperature.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|La Costa Glen South||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1000|
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-295-3172|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|Half Door Brewing||San Diego CA||619-232-9845|
|Full Moon||San Diego CA||619-233-3711|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Petite Madeline Bakery||Oceanside CA||760-231-7300|
|Local Tap House & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||760-547-1469|
|Galaxy Taco||La Jolla CA||858-228-5655|
|Pendry SD (Provisional)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
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