Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato
The Stokes Purple Sweet Potato is extremely high in antioxidants, similar to other purple superfoods like acai, blueberries and purple corn. Like other sweet potato varieties, it has a low glycemic index which essential for diabetics.
Monterrey pears are a large variety from northern Mexico, botanically a cultivar of Pyrus pyrifolia. The Asian pear hybrid was selected from the tree of a popular southern Texas variety. Monterrey pears are a cross of European pear and a Japanese pear.
White Borage Flowers
Inventory, 100 ct : 4.00
This item was last sold on : 11/20/17
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White Borage flowers grow on hollow stems that are covered in fine white hairs. The tiny flowers are star-shaped with five ivory white colored petals. From the center of the flower protrudes blackish brown anthers that form a cone shape. When fresh both the flower and leaves offer a mild herbal cucumber aroma with a flavor amazingly similar to raw oysters. Their texture is slightly chewy and succulent.
White Borage flowers are available in the spring and summer.
Borage is botanically classified as Borago officinalis and commonly known as Starflower, Bee Plant or Bee Bread. Both the white and purple varieties have a rich history in both the medicinal and culinary world. The flowers are commonly used as a garnish for baked goods or to flavor sweetened syrups. The leaves are also edible and often served as a side dish vegetable, especially in Italy.
Borage has very high levels of essential fatty acids including gamma linolenic acid, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, B and C Vitamins, and beta carotene.
Borage flowers can be added to fruit and green salads or used as an edible garnish on cakes, cold soups, ice cream and delicate pastries. Try adding to the brine when making pickles. Their refreshing flavor complements light summer beverages. Add whole flowers to lemonade, white wine sangria and spritzers or freeze flowers in ice cubes to add a colorful pop to lightly hued cocktails. White Borage flowers compliment dill, cilantro, chervil, parsley, mint, tarragon, lemon, oysters, yogurt, vinegar and feta cheese.
In 1597 the herbalist John Gerard wrote, “I, borage, always bring courage.” In ancient times, consumption of Borage was believed to instill bravery and happiness. In effort to increase courage Celtic warriors indulged in Borage wine before going into battle, knights of the medieval times were often given a drink made of Borage flowers before the crusades and it is said that Borage flowers were at times secretly added to the beverages of men by women hoping to encourage their male suitors to propose.
A native to northern Africa and Eurasia, the Borage flower prefers full sun or partial shade conditions and can thrive even in areas with poor soil quality. Borage flowers have been used for centuries for both their medicinal and culinary properties.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Local Tap House & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||760-547-1469|
|Fairmont Grand Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-314-1975|
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-0077|
|Herb & Wood||San Diego CA||619-955-8495|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Brothers' Provisions||San Diego CA||855-850-2767|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|The Country Club Of Rancho Bernardo||San Diego CA||858-451-9100|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Ironside ( Born & Raised Pastry)||San Diego CA||312-852-6308|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
Recipes that include White Borage Flowers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Lavender and Lovage||Blue Cheese, Borage, and Chicken Salad|
|Grown to Cook||Edible Flower Canapés|