Herbs

Cilantro

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Cilantro is primarily consumed for its fragrant leaves and stems, though roots and seeds are also known for their pungency.  The seeds are often referred to as Coriander.  Cilantro is a welcome addition in our salsa, guacamole and smoothies.

Parsley

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Flat Parsley, closely related to Curly Parsley, which we often see as a garnish, is a fresh, citrusy addition to many meals including: meats, vegetables, or salads.  It was originally cultivated in Europe, but it culinary presence has spread world-wide, taking prominent roles in African, Middle Eastern, European and American Cuisines.

Dill

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A common culinary herb, which is often found in pickles, sauces, cheese, and dishes containing fish, potatoes or dairy.  Its beautiful, bold fragrance can be described as similar to Basil, Fennel, Carroway, and more.

Arugula

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Also known as rocket, Arugula is a spicy addition to any salad, a pesto or pizza.  Its flavor can be bold, bitter, tart, and peppery --all in one bite.

Spinach

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One of our favorite leafy greens, Spinach is full of nutrients and minerals.  Popeye had it right--scientists recently demonstrated that Ecdysterone, found in spinach, could make you 3 times as likely to gain muscle when compared to a control group.

Basil

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This delicious favorite is immensely popular in pestos, on pizza, in sauces, or added to a salad.  

Dandelion

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Slightly bitter, this vegetable is actually a chickory, and is not closely related to the dandelions growing as weeds in your yard.  This crop is popular in salads, soups

Fennel

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Bold and crisp.  This bulb, which is related to carrots, has noxious licorice smell.  Fennel originated along the Mediterranean coast in sandy soils.  A perfect fit for our Florida winters.  Fennel is widely used in Italian cuisine.  Enjoy!