Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
Baby Chioggia Beets
Inventory, 24 ct : 19.50
This item was last sold on : 09/22/17
Baby Chioggia beets are entirely edible: roots, stems and leaves. The swollen dusty magenta globular root is topped with variegated pink and pistachio colored mid ribs and broad wavy green leaves. The flesh of the root is distinguished by its concentrated rings of deep pink and translucent white. Though sweet and tender, especially when harvested young, Chioggia beets inherently contain the highest content of geosmin, an organic compound responsible for their deep earthy flavor and aroma. Cooked Chioggia beets will not retain their brilliant coloring, rather fade to paler versions of their original colors.
Baby Chioggia bunch beets are available year-round.
The Chioggia beet, AKA Candy Stripe and Bull's Eye beet, is a biennial plant grown almost exclusively as a table beet.
Beet greens contain concentrated amounts of oxalic acid. Thus, when eaten in excess, they can interfere with the body's ability to metabolize calcium.
Steaming and roasting bring out the best flavor that the Chioggia beet can offer. The skin should be peeled, which is easiest after it has cooked, as it simply slips away from its flesh. Chioggia beets pair well with cheese such as pecorino and gorgonzola, bacon, apples, fennel, citrus, potatoes, shallots, vinegar, walnuts, smoked and cured fish. Chioggia beets can be preserved via pickling, which also changes their flavor profile while contributing to the length of the root's shelf-life. Beets will keep, refrigerated, for up to a week or longer if their tops are removed.
In Italy, in addition to growing the Chioggia beet for fresh markets, it is cultivated for processing into beet juice. The beet juice is then used to color pasta.
All cultivated beets are descendents of the sea beet (B. maritima), a wild seashore plant found growing along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Africa. The Chioggia beet is an Italian heirloom variety established circa 1840. It was named for the town in which it was first cultivated, the island fishing village of Chioggia, near the Lagoon of Venice. It is an open-pollinated variety, allowing for the potential of cross-breeding once plants have flowered or have run to seed. Beet varieties should be grown biannually and be planted at least 1-2 miles apart to avoid accidental hybridization.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Brigantine Corp||San Diego CA||858 926 9644|
|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|RoVino Rotisserie + Wine||San Diego CA||619-972-6286|
|Sorority Cuisine - Alpha Phi||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Sheraton Carlsbad (20/20)||Carlsbad CA||760-827-2400|
|Marriott Marquis North Tower||San Diego CA||619-234-1500|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Mesa College||San Diego CA||619-388-2240|
|Et Voilà! French Bistro||San Diego CA||619-209-7759|
|Chateau La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-4451|
|West Root||San Diego CA||619-276-6700|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Cody's at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-459-0040|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Horton Grand Hotel||San Diego CA||619-544-1886|
|Viejas Casino Grove Steakhouse||Alpine CA||800-295-3172|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Sorority Cuisine - Kappa Alpha Theta||San Diego CA||619-339-1924|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Waypoint Public Del Sur||San Diego CA||858-312-8398|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Red Card Cafe||San Diego CA||858-291-8030|
|The Miller's Table||Oceanside CA||310-694-4091|
|Backyard Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Tribute Pizza||San Diego CA||858-220-0030|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
|Azuki Sushi Lounge||San Diego CA||619-238-4760|
|Bistro du Marche by Tapenade||La Jolla CA||858-551-7500|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Seasalt||Del Mar CA||858-755-7100|
|La Verduleria de Tijuana S. de R.L de C.V||Tijuana||664-103-6262|
|Dolce at the Highlands||San Diego CA||858-847-2740|
|Madison||San Diego CA||619-822-3465|
|Eclipse Chocolate||San Diego CA||619-578-2984|
|Solterra Winery + Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
Recipes that include Baby Chioggia Beets. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Food 52||Slivered Kale Salad with Baby Beets|
|The View from Great Island||Pink Beet Chips|
|Nourished Kitchen||Braised Whole Baby Beets|
|Pop Artichoke||Chioggia Beet Carpaccio|
|Healthy Sweet Eats||Red Velvet Freezer Fudge|
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