Inventory, 5 lbs : 5.50
This item was last sold on : 04/16/15
Sea Beans were once considered a seasonal delicacy, as they were gathered wild. Recently cultivated on at least one farm, Sea Beans are now available year round.
Sea beans are an emerald green, wild vegetable. Some have spiky, green leaves that look like a cactus without needles. Others closely resemble Chinese long beans, while still others have a branch-like appearance. The flavor if sea beans is briny, with a crunchy texture.
Offering an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, this plant is a good source of iron and calcium.
Fresh sea beans are can be eated raw, blanched, sauteed, steamed or baked.
Sea beans are known by other names including sea pickle, sea asparagus, samphire, glasswort, marsh asparagus, marsh samphire, salicornia and pousse-pied.
Originally found only in the wild primarily flourishing on the coasts of Europe, this edible plant is now cultivated on the compatible desert coasts of the Sea of Cortez. Growing in pure seawater, the plant readily seizes and absorbs the nutrients and vitamins of the ocean. The variety of sea bean in the United States is Salicornia, and grows near salt marshes.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Mantra Yoga||Carlsbad CA||760-655-3277|
|Baci||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Catalina Resources||San Diego CA||619-297-9797|
Recipes that include Sea Beans. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 327 days ago, 5/25/14
Spotter's comments : Sea Beans spotted at Uwajimaya. These are a fun addition to any salad!
San Elijo Lagoon Near Cardiff, California, United States
About 516 days ago, 11/17/13
Spotter's comments : Sea Beans spotted at San Elijo Lagoon . Beautiful sea beans aling the trails and water.
Loreto Baja California Sur Near La Mesa, California, United States
About 642 days ago, 7/15/13
Spotter's comments : Sea Beans spotted at Loreto Baja California Sur. along the beach in Agua Verde. used them in a cheviche w/ callo scallops
Pike Place Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 648 days ago, 7/08/13
Spotter's comments : Sea Beans spotted at Pike Place Market. Sasios has nice northwest gathered seabeans!