Ruby Moon Beans
Ruby Moon beans are dark purple ornamental bean pods that grow on long green trailing vines. The pods are a deep purple to maroon color on the outside and a bright, vivid green on the inside
Broccoli grows like a tree with a thick, edible trunk that sprouts leaves, or branches and clusters of small, tight flower heads that turn bright green when cooked. Once fully mature or bolting, the flower buds will sprout golden yellow edible flowers.
Inventory, 3 lbs : 6.00
This item was last sold on : 12/04/13
Mizuna is available year round with a peak season in the fall.
Mizuna, scientific name, Brassica rapa nipponosica, is a cool season Japanese mustard green that has a similar appearance as wild arugula. It belongs to the Brassica rapa family, which is constituted of field mustards and oil producing crops such as rapeseed. There are at least sixteen known varieties of Mizuna, differing in textures, colors and flavor profiles. In North America, Mizuna is considered a specialty green and thus, has limited commercial exposure outside of Asian markets and farmers markets.
Mizuna is has long, broad, serrated and deeply cut satin finished leaves with thin trailing stems that meet at its root base. Mizuna's flavors can be characterized as piquant and bright with a subtle earthiness.
The dark chlorophyll-laden green leaves of Mizuna offer most of the plant's nutrition which provide beta carotene, vitamins and minerals.
Mizuna's most appropriate use is as an ingredient within salads, yet it can also be cooked. The stalks and leaves should be separated and cooked independently due to invariably different cook times. Mizuna is a common stir fry and soup ingredient and it can be adapted to most recipes calling for mustard greens or even cabbage. More modern and atypical uses include adding the leaves as a topping to pizza, tossed into pasta, blending into a pesto and adding to a sandwich or burger. Companion ingredients include apples, pears, peaches, figs, citrus, nuts, light bodied vinegars, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, chiles, basil, mint, bacon, cream, hard aged and melting cheeses, tomatoes, zucchini and grains such as farro and wild rice.
In Japan, Mizuna is often pickled. The leafy parts are salted and chopped, then stirred into rice. Stalk pieces are steeped in salt, sugar and rice vinegar for roughly 48 hours and then served as an appetizer or small bite with cold beer.
Mizuna is native to China, though it is considered a Japanese green as it has been cultivated there for several centuries. It has been naturalized in continental Asia and in both temperate and cold-hardy climates throughout the world. It can tolerate sub-zero temperatures, extensive rain and even heat, thus it can be cultivated year round. It can be harvested within 6 weeks of sowing, another growing advantage.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Sessions Public||San Diego CA||619-756-7715|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Bishop School||San Diego CA||858-459-4021 x212|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Prado at Balboa Park Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-744-3732|
|Marriott Marquis & Marina San Diego||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar||San Diego CA||619-295-6000|
|Love Boat Sushi-Rancho Bernardo||San Diego CA||858-451-7799|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria||Encinitas CA||760-634-7671|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|Nobu||San Diego CA||619-814-4124|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Indulchi||Chula Vista CA||919-235-1697|
|Nordstrom Fashion Valley (#360)||San Diego CA||619 295-4441|
Recipes that include Mizuna Lettuce. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Raspberry Eggplant||Mizuna and Pear Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes|
|Food Blogga||Mizuna and Broccoli Flower Salad|
|Restaurant Widow||Mizuna Salad with Cherries|
|The Wednesday Chef||Judy Rodgers's Mizuna with Potatoes and Shallot Vinaigrette|
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Spotter's comments : Mizuna salad with Mandarin oranges and dressing! Delicious!!