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Bull's Blood - Beets
Micro Bull's Blood is very small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in height, and has a small stem with two elongated, ovate leaves. The stems are bright red, and the color gradually fades into green on the smooth leaves. The upper surface of the leaf is a dusty green tinged in red while the underside is a light burgundy with deep magenta veining. Micro Bull’s Blood is tender, crunchy, and sweet with a distinctly earthy, nutty, and beet-like flavor similar to the flavor of spinach.
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc
Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements
Micro Bull's Blood greens are best suited for raw applications as they are most commonly added as the finishing item to dishes. They can be used specifically as a garnish or added as a punch of red coloring. They are used on green salads, on top of pizzas, in sandwiches, or floated on top of borscht for an extra bite of beet flavor. Like the beetroot, Micro Bull’s Blood mimics the same flavors and may be used with similar ingredients such as, garlic, chives, onions, shallots, dill, honey, cheeses such as Burrata and feta, chickpeas, bacon, prosciutto, smoked fish, eggs, paprika, hazelnuts, walnuts, quinoa, squash, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, and citrus such as lemon. The delicate leaves will wilt if exposed to prolonged heat and do not stand up to heavy dressings and sauces. They will keep 5-7 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator. It is recommended to use these greens immediately for the best quality and flavor.