Each Mekanzou is less than two inches in length. Mekanzou offer a slightly sweet taste and tender texture when young. Older sprouts will be more fibrous and have a slightly bitter aftertaste
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
Inventory, 5 lbs : 2.70
This item was last sold on : 07/23/14
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.
|Bub's||San Diego CA||858-270-7269|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Marriott Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-696-0234 x6051|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|US Grant Hotel Grill||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Azul La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9677|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Bull Taco / Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
|Baci||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Hotel Del Coronado Banquets||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Ironside Inc.||San Diego CA||312-852-6308|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Solterra Winery +Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Sabor Food||San Diego CA||619-920-8424|
|Tapenade||San Diego CA||858-551-7500|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Bernard'O Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-487-7171|
Recipes that include Sea Beans. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 60 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 249 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 374 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 381 days ago, 7/08/13
Spotter's comments : Sea Beans spotted at Pike Place Market. Sasios has nice northwest gathered seabeans!
Foodland Near Makakilo City, Hawaii, United States
About 473 days ago, 4/07/13
Spotter's comments : I spotted Sea Beans at Foodland! Sea beans locally harvested and named "sea asparagus " here at Foodland. Nice Quality.