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Violet Flash Endive Leaves
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This item was last sold on : 02/24/20
Violet Flash Endive is small in size, averaging 10-12 centimeters in length, and is elongated, slender, and lanceolate in shape. The tender, flexible leaves have smooth, curving edges that taper to a small point at the non-stem end and can range in color from solid royal purple or bight violet to multiple shades of purple with stripes. When consumed fresh, Violet Flash Endive is crisp, succulent, and juicy with a mild, slightly bitter taste.
Violet Flash Endive is available year-round.
Violet Flash Endive is a young, edible leaf that is a part of a line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Fresh Origins 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. Created in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Violet Flash Endive is a relatively new variety that is known for its bright, vivid hues and mild bite and is commonly used to add color, texture, and artistic elements to culinary dishes.
Violet Flash Endive contains some vitamins A, C, K, and B, manganese, calcium, and iron.
Violet Flash Endive is best suited for fresh applications as its delicate nature cannot withstand high heat preparations. It compliments cold or unheated dishes and can be added to both green and fruit salads. Violet Flash Endive can also be served with grilled meats and vegetables, in sandwiches, and as a garnish on appetizers, desserts, and drinks. Violet Flash Endive pairs well with meats such as poultry, beef, and pork, fish such as sea bass and halibut, blood orange, pears, apples, cranberries, vinaigrettes, herbs such as thyme, sage, and basil, nuts such as walnuts, and cheeses such as manchego or pecorino. It will keep up to ten days when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Violet Flash Endive is used by chefs in upscale restaurants and is favored for its bite and striking color contrast. It is commonly used as a garnish adding unique flavors, textures, and color to dishes with little preparation time. The leaves add height and interesting angles to a dish allowing chefs to use their creativity to enhance the dining experience. Violet Flash Endive is also used in mixology to add color and visual appeal to cocktails.
Violet Flash Endive was created in the late 1900s to early 2000s as a part of the growing micro and petite leaf trend in California. Today Violet Flash Endive is grown at Fresh Origins Farm and is found through select distributors such as Specialty Produce across the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Bankers Hill Bar||San Diego CA||619-231-0222|
|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
Recipes that include Violet Flash Endive Leaves. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Warm Vanilla Sugar||Egg Salad Sandwich with Fresh Herbs|
|Delicious Table||Avocado Toast|