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Petite® Sea Grass™
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This item was last sold on : 03/14/20
Petite® Sea Grass™ is small in size and has thin, curving, needle-like leaves. The slender, smooth leaves are a vibrant green and are tender and pliable. Petite® Sea Grass™ has a natural, salty flavor, which stems from the salinity developed because of its affinity for growing near the seashore, similarly to sea beans and other maritime plants. Its texture is distinctly succulent and crunchy with a pleasant briny minerality and tart grassy notes. Petite® Sea Grass™ is often compared to agretti, a naturally salty grass-like green that is native to Italy and shares a similar flavor of spinach without the oxalic acid.
Petite® Sea Grass™ is available year-round.
Petite® Sea Grass™ is a part of a trademarked line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Petite® Sea Grass™ is grown to be slightly larger than microgreens, typically harvested 4-6 weeks after sowing. The greens are crisp and succulent and are most commonly used as a garnish to add texture, flavor, and fresh grassy notes to main dishes, salads, and appetizers.
Petite® Sea Grass™ is a good source of iodine and vitamins A, B, and C.
Petite® Sea Grass™ greens are best suited for raw applications as the crunchy texture, and salty flavor cannot withstand high heat. The briny flavor of Petite® Sea Grass™ pairs perfectly with seafood of all kinds, especially sushi and fish with rich oil content. It can also be mixed with other succulents or Petite® Greens such as Petite® Iceplant™, Petite® Sea Beans™, Petite® Verdolaga, and Petite® New Zealand Spinach to create a salty, citrus bed of greens for seafood. Petite® Sea Grass™ greens also pair well with lemon, garlic, olive oil, aged hard cheeses, cream, butter lettuce, mustard greens, nuts such as hazelnuts and pine nuts, tomatoes, peppers both mild and hot, earthy forest mushrooms, shellfish, and other fish such as ahi, albacore, sea bass, and sardines. They will keep 7-10 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
Fresh Origins Farm’s specialty items such as Petite® Sea Grass™ have increased in popularity with chefs to add fresh flavors, textures, and visual appeal to elevate the dining experience. Fresh Origins Farm is the leading national producer of both common and unique greens and uses the mild and sunny Southern California climate to produce healthy crops with bold, exceptional flavors.
Petite® Sea Grass™ and other Petite® Greens were first developed in the mid-1990s and early 2000s by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Today Petite® Sea Grass™ is available through select partners of Fresh Origins Farm, such as Specialty Produce, and are found across the United States.