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Petite microgreens have been increasingly used over the past 20 to 30 years, especially in upscale restaurants. Fine dining restaurants make up about 10% of total American restaurant sales, and those sales have been up 3% over the past year. This means that while only a small segment of the population has had regular exposure to this specialty produce product, the exposure has been steadily increasing. Petite microgreens are now becoming far more mainstream, which has led to some confusion as to what a microgreen actually is and how it should be used.
What are Microgreens?
Edible flowers have become some of the most fascinating and interesting ways to make any dish instantly more appealing, flavorful, and entertaining. If you’re looking for a way to use edible flowers in your daily dishes, here are a few simple tips:
- Not every flower is edible (of course), and the ones that are edible have different flavors which make them better suited for certain dishes. For a garnish on a main or side dish that has a savory flavor, bean blossoms or miniature pansies are good additions. For a sweet dish or dessert, consider using lavender, roses, or violets.
- Crystallized flowers also make great additions to dishes, and they add an extra-special aesthetic to any dessert. These flower (more…)
Top Green Tea Diet
What do packaging products need to accomplish these days? It’s not enough to simply keep the product itself safe. A good package needs to be environmentally friendly, communicative to customers and easily disposable all in one go. Today’s world is more active than ever, with millions of products constantly moving back and forth between billions [...]
Peanuts are just about the most popular nut worldwide, and certainly the most popular nut in America. Fully 90% of homes in the United States are eating peanut butter, and peanuts and peanut butter make up 67% of all the nut consumption in America. America’s peanut trees are feeding the world, with peanut farms exporting [...]
Wondering about the health benefits of seeds and nuts? From white chia seeds to the macadamia nut, seeds and nuts can be powerhouses of nutrition. A Spanish study that following almost 9,000 people found that those eating nuts at least twice a week were 31% less likely to put on weight. Harvard research says that [...]
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