Micro Merlot Mix™
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This item was last sold on : 10/21/23
Micro Merlot Mix™ contains greens that are very small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and vary in shape from oblong, ovate, broad and flat, to heart-shaped. Attached to slender, flexible stems, the greens are smooth, pliable, and delicate, ranging in color from dark green, purple, to maroon and the leaves may have straight, lobed, to slightly serrated edges. Micro Merlot Mix™ has a mild blend of earthy, nutty, sweet, and salty flavors and is crisp with a tender bite.
Micro Merlot Mix™ is available year-round.
Micro Merlot Mix™ are tiny, edible trademarked greens that are a part of a line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm, the leading national producer of both common and unique microgreens, located in San Diego, California. Using a unique blend of greens including Hearts on Fire™, Shiso Red, Spinach Burgundy™, Bull’s Blood, Radish Ruby™, and other microgreens, Micro Merlot Mix™ greens are harvested 14-25 days after sowing and are used by chefs as a garnish to elevate the dining experience, adding unusual colors, textures, and flavors to savory culinary dishes.
Micro Merlot Mix™ contains vitamins A, C, and K, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Micro Merlot Mix™ greens are best suited for raw applications as their tender and delicate nature cannot withstand high heat preparations. The greens are most commonly utilized as a garnish to enhance the flavor and visual appeal of savory dishes and are sprinkled over soups, stews, salads, cooked meats, vegetable side dishes, layered in sandwiches, or mixed into pasta. The greens can also be individually placed on main courses as edible decorations to create artistic and visually stunning dishes, or they can be used as a bed of greens for tender fish and seafood. Micro Merlot Mix™ greens pair well with vegetables such as fennel, asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, and broccoli, squash, beets, herbs such as mint, basil, coriander, and oregano, nuts such as pine nuts, pecans, and almonds, and meats such as poultry, lamb, beef, pork, and fish. Micro Merlot Mix™ will keep 5-7 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
In the United States, Micro Merlot Mix™ greens are favored for their deep, jewel-toned hues and are a favorite garnish for holiday dishes during Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Adding whimsicality and a playful element to dishes, microgreens are expanding the way chefs visually represent themselves. As an artist signs their name in the corner of their paintings, microgreens are allowing chefs to add their signature using new textures, flavors, and shapes. Microgreens have become increasingly popular in the United States since the late 1980s and are a healthy garnish to elevate the dining experience. Leading this movement, Fresh Origins Farm is supplying chefs with these greens by using innovation with expert growing techniques to create common and unique microgreens and has been supplying distributors with these specialty greens for over twenty years.
Micro Merlot Mix™ was created at Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Fresh Origins has been growing microgreens since the early 1990s under the expertise of owner and founder, David Sasuga and is using the mild, sunny climate of California mixed with proper air circulation to cultivate healthy and robust microgreens. Today Micro Merlot Mix™ greens can be found through select distribution partners of Fresh Origins, such as Specialty Produce, and is available across the United States.
Recipes that include Micro Merlot Mix™. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Alive||Roasted Broccoli Microgreen Soup|
|Salt and Wind||Fennel Puff Pastry Bites with Mascarpone|
|Everyday Dishes||Microgreens Salad with Roasted Chickpeas|
|Urban Foodie Kitchen||Zucchini Noodles with Pesto|