Inventory, 5 kg : 1.20
This item was last sold on : 07/04/15
Salsify root is available year round with a peak season from fall through early spring.
White Salsify is usually found in the market still attached to its grass-like, greens. The young leaves of Black Salsify are also edible, do not often appear on the vegetable in markets. Salsify is also known as Oyster root.
The edible Salsify root resembles a russet-like carrot. Non-tapering in shape, the flesh is cream-colored beneath its dark skin. Longer than White Salsify, the smoother, black variety also has a more uniform shape. Black Salsify is found to be the most preferred as it is fleshier, easier to peel, less fibrous and offers a more distinct flavor. Even though they slightly differ in taste and texture, both types of Salsify are very mild and subtly-flavored. Flavor descriptions range from oyster-like to artichoke.
Low in sodium and offering a good amount of protein and fiber, a three and one-half ounce serving contains about 82 calories. This root provides modest amounts of vitamin C, some B vitamins, potassium and is a good source of complex carbohydrates.
Flavor Salsify sparingly, no matter which method of cooking is chosen. Steaming is preferred over boiling as it breaks easily. Once cooked, cut as desired. To store, wrap in plastic; refrigerate. If in good condition when purchased, it will keep up to two weeks. Check periodically to prevent the root from drying out. Black Salsify and White Salsify are interchangeable in recipes.
Particularly popular in Belgium, the Italians, British and French have been known to favor this vegetable as well. Salsify has been a popular winter vegetable for home gardeners for a long time.
Black and White Salsify were grown in gardens in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in Europe. The word "salsify" is used to describe these two plants that belong to the large Compositae family. Horticulturists group Black Salisfy, Scorzonera hispanica, and White Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius, together as their culinary use and growth pattern are almost identical.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Solterra Winery +Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
Recipes that include Salsify Root. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Anne's Food||Black Salsify Casserole|
|Hunter Angler Gardener Cook||Steelhead with Sorrel Sauce and Salsify|
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Whole Foods Market
Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 505 days ago, 2/15/14
Spotter's comments : Salsify Root spotted at Whole Foods Market.