Top 5 Trending Products in October
November 2, 2018
Discover Nurtured in Norfolk’s hottest trends in fresh produce this week, including health benefits, taste and innovative ways to use the product.
Every week, we see a wide range of produce trends reflecting changing attitudes towards health and the community and with new products constantly coming up into our micro world, there can sometime’s be almost too much to choose from. We thought we would help you decide and give you our top 5 trending products this week.
Celery has an intensified celery flavour with a pleasant bitter note balanced by a clean peppery kick which is usual suited best for savoury dishes, but can also complete some sweet flavours as well.
It is intended for raw preparations, specifically as a garnish, these micro greens mimic the sam flavours and may be used with similar ingredients, such as; cheese, bacon, prosciutto, shallots, eggs, dill, paprika, smoked fish, walnuts, garlic, chives, hazelnut, pistachio oil and vinegar.
Micro Celery’s leaves contain a notable amounts of potassium, folic acid, carbohydrates, protein, dietary fibre, vitamin A, B, C, E, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium.
Rocket leaves have a sweet, super strong savoury flavour which can be eaten raw or cooked. It combines very well with cheese and is always a brilliant addition in salads, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas and stews.
Micro Rocket is very low in calories and contains high amount of vitamins A and C, and is a rich source of minerals, such as copper and iron.
Lemon Balm produces a potent citrus flavour with mint undertones, and is described as a ‘shock to the mouth’. Pair the strong flavour of lemon with more mild tastes such as seafood, honey, citrus, cucumber, desserts and cocktails.
Studies have found Lemon balm to be effective at reducing stress, and it’s essential oil is very popular in aromatherapy. The extract of this powerful micro green has extremely high antioxidant levels and calming properties which is used in herbal tea remedies.
Parsley has a fresh, green aroma and flavour that is a combination of citrus, clove and nutmeg, creating a unique taste. Both the stems and leaves can be chopped and added to soups or stews at the end of the cooking process, to impart a fresh green flavour.
Micro Parsley adds a fresh flavour to a variety of savoury dishes and herbed marinades for meats, fish or chicken. Parsley will lighten the intensity of garlic or the overpowering aromas of a fish dish.
Parsley is a good source of minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium and is high in antioxidants such as vitamins A and C.
Sorrel Red Vein
Red Vein Sorrel has a distinct sour, sharp not and strong lemony tang. Which adds just the right amount of tangy tartness to any dish and is a great palette cleanser. Complimentary flavour include; cheese, cream, eggs, fish, caviar, oysters, lentil, potatoes, spinach, onion, shallot, mustard, parsley, tarragon, mint, chervil and nutmeg.
Sorrel is an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.