Herb Crystals® & Flower Crystals®
“I love the Herb Crystals not only for their vibrant flavor but also for the unique texture they impart to my desserts.”
- Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini
Herb Crystals® and Flower Crystals© are an innovative original concept from Fresh Origins! With dazzling, all-natural colors, an exciting crunch and incredible flavors of fresh flowers and herbs, these are spectacular new flavor ingredients. We are developing a full spectrum of flavors and colors to be introduced over the coming months. The first four flavors now available are featured below, and all are Kosher Certified. The pure color and flavor comes only from the fresh whole herbs and flowers with no added flavors or coloring!
We start by growing the most flavorful fresh herbs, and edible flowers. These are carefully hand harvested at the peak of flavor and color content, then combined with pure cane sugar to create these beautiful and flavorful crystals. These taste amazing and will add an enticing and distinctive finishing touch to any culinary creation from desserts to savory dishes and even beverages. They are shelf stable and are best used before 6 months. Very versatile and easy to use. Sprinkle on some magic!
Herb Crystals® Basil
Basil is the first Herb Crystals™ flavor we created. The crispy, crunchy texture and delicious sweet Basil flavor combines beautifully with a multitude of foods. We grow and harvest the highest potency, most flavorful fresh Basil leaves which are combined with sugar to lock in that just-picked Basil flavor and fantastic green color. These spectacular flavor crystals have an amazing texture with a concentrated fresh Basil taste than cannot be duplicated. Try them on everything from desserts, fresh fruit, salads, savory dishes and beverages. They pair wonderfully with tomatoes, cheese & pastas.
Herb Crystals® Mint
This is a new and exciting form of Mint. These bright green crystals are bursting with minty freshness and have a fantastic crunch. Use these in place of that tired sprig of mint on any kind of dessert plate. Add to fresh berries, or chocolate mousse, add some flair to cheesecake, sprinkle on ice cream. Add texture to sorbets. Put inside chocolate ganache truffles. Toss into a cocktail for a dazzling green color at the bottom of the glass that will be anticipated, then savored in the last sip. Exciting topping for donuts & other pastries.
Flower Crystals® Fennel
These golden-yellow crystals provide a concentrated blast of sweet anise flavor that is truly delicious! This beautiful new ingredient pairs fabulously with seafood like seared scallops or salmon. Brighten up a salad with great texture and flavor. Sprinkle on desserts to add color, crunch and an extra layer of flavor in a completely new way. Unique & crunchy topping for ceviche. This special Fennel Sugar® is our most flavorful crystal of all.
Flower Crystals® Rose
Stunning, ruby-pink crystals made from Rose Petals and sugar! No added coloring, just the natural color from our own edible Roses. With a delightful taste and the sensual aroma of fresh Roses, combined with a great crunchy texture, these vibrant flavor crystals are a sensational addition to any dish. Use in all kinds of desserts; fantastic with chocolate, top mini-cupcakes, canapés, sorbet, crème brulee and so much more. Add a fresh floral note to fruit salads, and mixed green salads. Add color to chocolate dipped strawberries. Use in place of rose syrup in cocktails.
Herb Crystals® Cilantro
These vibrant green, crystals boast a sweet fresh cilantro flavor. Sprinkle on salsa, gazpacho, ceviche & guacamole. Tasty & colorful topping for shrimp, lobster, & crab. Get creative & add in a tequila based cocktail or top lime sorbet & key lime pie. Innovative finishing touch to shredded pork or mahi tacos. Add to virtually any Latin or Asian dish for a unique flavor addition. Creative addition to whipped cream on top of Mexican hot chocolate.
Flower Crystals® Hibiscus
Brilliant, rich burgundy color. Wonderful sweet & sour flavor. A perfect combination of sweetness & citrus taste, these crystals are an ideal flavor accent in so many dishes. Add a tangy spark to desserts; innovative topping for lemon sorbet, soufflets, and chocolate ganache. Since Hibiscus is a popular ingredient in new, creative cocktails, Hibiscus Crystals are a natural addition to drinks. Toss in Hibiscus tea! The tart, lemony flavor pairs perfectly with seafood; sprinkle on smoked salmon hor d’oeuvres, specialty ceviches, & even raw oysters.
Made with pumpkin & holiday spices, this crystal tastes & smells just like Pumpkin Pie! It’s pretty light brown color is perfect for Fall dishes. Perfect topping for pumpkin cheesecakes & pies, pumpkin lattes, squash soup, caramel apple cupcakes, & apple doughnuts. Add to pumpkin mousse, apple-ginger pumpkin smoothie, pecan peanut butter brittle, chocolate cookies, vanilla ice cream. Great addition to roasted butternut squash puree, pear tarts, squash lasagna & ravioli. Top bread pudding & carrot cake. Only available Oct though Dec.
Sweet & tart fruity flavor. Great for Fall & Winter menus complimenting Holiday dishes both sweet & savory. Top cranberry pancakes, cran-apple crisp, cupcakes,cranberry sauce, & stuffing. Serve with roasted pork, turkey & sauteed seafood. Pair with pumpkin-cranberry muffins. Add to mixed green or fruit salads. Top soft cheeses & smoothies. Combine with citrus & bake in cookies, cakes & breads. Sprinkle on lemon sorbet or toss in a cranberry cocktail. Although ideal for Holiday meals, it is available year round.
As we have considerable time and resources invested in creating these original products, these items are trademarked internationally and are patent pending.