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.
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Origin: Spain Portugal or France Packaging: Plastic tray Storage: in their original packaging in the fridge. It is better to eat them within 1 to 2 days s after receiving your order as they are fragile. Usage: Perfect berry fruit for dessert, they are already sweet so you don’t need to add sugar. You can add and the whipping cream on top. You can use them to make your own jam or include them in your dessert recipes. They match very well with pistachio.
Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins K, C, and A, as well as folate and fiber. It is also a good source of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and the vitamins B6 and E.
Organic Broccoli is preferred for taste, health, and environmental reasons.
Origin: France Packaging: Kraft bag Storage: Keep unwashed fennel refrigerated for up to five days. Organic produce should not be stacked with non-organic produce. Usage: These delicious vegetables is delicious in association with fish. Braised, in risotto, there are many way to enjoy it!
Enjoy a weekly dose of vitamines thanks to our surprise baskets. We refresh our selection every 15 days to provide you the best seasonal vegetables and deliver them directly to your door. We choose for you among classical vegetables varieties but you might discover some less usual one. Don’t worry, we’ll send you tips to give you ideas about how to cook it. All our products are sourced from sustainable producers, including organic/demeter certified.
Origin: we make France our first choice but you might get some items from neighbours (Italy, Spain, Netherland)