Many micro greens and petite greens are Asian in origin and can be used to give an Asian flair to many types of dishes. These Asian themed specialty products can also blend in with American dishes, providing new and exciting flavors.
There is Micro Chinese Cabbage, which can be used to spice up lettuce and spinach salads. And Micro Thai basil has an unique licorice flavor that also blends well with Asian or fusion cuisine.
Micro Red Shiso has dark red, uniquely flavored leaves with a soft texture, and also works wonderfully with sushi.
Micro Tatsoi, first cultivated in Japan, is popular for use in both European and Asian foods. It is dark green in color and a member of the broccoli family. It goes well with salads and sandwiches. It has a taste that echoes that of mustard greens.
Another Asian micro green is the Daikon Radish, which comes in green and purple. The word Daikon means “large root” in Japanese. This micro has a crisp texture and a spicy flavor and can really perk up salads or meet entrees.
Mitsuba is another micro green that is a common in Asian dishes. It has a parsley-like flavor and can make a great addition to salads, stir fry and soups.
Micro Cilantro is a common element in Thai cooking and can be used in salads, chutneys and salsas. It has an incredible strong fresh flavor for such a small green!
So when looking for micro greens, petite greens, or other specialty produce, don’t forget to check out the Asian greens.