A perennial tuber from south America which looks like a potato, grows like a Jerusalem artichoke, and tastes a bit like a pear. In French named “poire de terre”, Yacon is also refreshingly juicy. “Yacon” means “water root” in the Inca language and its tubers were historically highly valued as a wild source of thirst-quenching refreshment for travellers. The liquid can also be drawn off and concentrated to produce yacon syrup. As with Jerusalem artichokes, yacon tubers are rich in an indigestible sugar – inulin – meaning that the syrup they form has all the sweetness of honey or other plant-derived sweeteners like maple syrup, but without the calories. Yacon also benefits the bacteria in the intestinal tract and colon that boost the immune system and aid digestion. This potential as a dietary aid and as a source of sweetness for diabetics has led to yacon being grown more widely, especially in the USA.
Fresh out of the ground yacon is very much like a baking potato to look at. However its flavour is a little strange for what you might expect from an underground tuber – it’s like a sweet cross between early apples, watermelon and very mild celery, with a touch of pear. Mildly flavoured raw when first dug, it’s the texture as much as the taste which sets yacon apart. The tubers have that fine texture of water chestnuts. They don’t quite collapse as such – they’ve more resistance than that – but, like a very fine sorbet, they do sort of give in.
Laurent Berrurier cultivates his vegetables from île-de-France with great success. He is the only market gardener who belong to the Académie culinaire de France. He was the recent finalist in the fourth edition île-de-France Heritage Prize of regional food innovation competition. The gardener is well-known to Parisian Chefs and is also a proud supplier for Chef Yannick Alléno. Laurent Berrurier is specialist in the production of forgotten vegetables from Ile-de-France. Cabbages, asparagus, leeks, dandelions, the market gardener supplies his entire production to the great Parisian chefs. There are over 200 varieties of vegetables in all.
We are very proud to get those natural jewels selected by Laurent and delivered to your doorstep.
Named for their deep pink or red-streaked flesh, these Blood Oranges are sweetly flavored. Their skins may have a reddish blush. Smaller than an average orange with slightly rougher skin. Blood Oranges are also popular with chefs for use in cooked sauces.
Tarocco half Blood Oranges may have a half-colored blush or have no blush at all.For the juiciest, sweetest fruit, look for Blood Oranges with a sweet, clean fragrance.
price is for 1kg (variable number of piece)
Origin: Corsica, Spain or Italy Packaging: Paper Bag Storage: Store at cool room temperatures for up to one week or refrigerate for up to two weeks. Usage: to enjoy on their own or with a piece of chocolate on the side, in juice
Mesclun is a mix of assorted small young salad greens
Origin: France Packaging: Wooden crate or carton Storage: in the crisper 2 to 3 days after receiving your order. wash it before using it.We advise to keep it in a close container or to put it in a plastic bag, blow air inside and close it in order to increase the shelf life and keep it crispy. Dry well the salad if you wash it before putting it in the fridge. Usage: Classic in salad with one of our premium oil and vinegar , shallots and goat cheese, feta or smoked salmon. About 50 to 80g per person.
This popular garden vegetable has a good combination of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and K, folate, manganese, and potassium – all important for heart health. Most of these nutrients reside in the skin and the darker the zucchini, the more nutrients, especially beta-carotene and minerals. Like all summer squashes, zucchini are very low in calories and high in water content. Try some squash just lightly steamed rather than fried or in casseroles; you’ll enjoy the maximum of nutrients and retain the low calorie count.
Origin: France or Italy Packaging: Wooden crate or carton Storage: in the crisper 2 to 3 days after receiving your order. wash it before using it. Usage: steamed, baked, there are so many recipes to enjoy this amazing veggie. You can as well marinate it in oil or vinegar and enjoy it year long the Italian way.
Nectarines, like peaches, originated in China over 2,000 years ago and were cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. They were grown in Great Britain in the late 16th or early 17th centuries and introduced to America by the Spanish.
Contrary to popular belief, they are not a cross between a Peach and a Plum. Nectarines are very closely related to peaches and in fact, only differ by the gene that creates the “fuzz” on the outside of a peach. By allowing firm nectarines to sit at room temperature until soft to the touch, they will become increasingly juicy and sweet.
Origin: Spain or France Packaging: Paper bag Storage: Store at room temperature for up to one week after ripening. Most stone fruit may be refrigerated to stop the ripening process. Usage: Besides cobblers, pies and tarts, the texture of nectarines also makes them ideal for sautéing and grilling. Try them on the BBQ with your favorite sauce for a mouth watering surprise.