Updated: May 17
Queridos Ladies and Gentelmen,
We are MYSYBARITAS your Spanish Gourmet Food Store in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
Today we will be talking about some of our newly imported Gourmet Preserved Food.
We found ourselves lacking some of the basic vegetables that are present in most Spanish pantries, so we have done something about it!
Extra whole artichoke hearts of the best quality (that is what the qualification extra means, best quality). These artichokes are 100% produced in Navarra, Spain, these means that they have been largely tested.
Known as the flower of the garden for its characteristic shape, in Navarra only the so-called "Blanca de Navarra" is grown. This variety differs from others by its rounded shape and by having a circular hole in the upper part due to the fact that its leaves do not come together to close the head.
It is also distinguished by having a stem between 15 and 20 cm. and two leaves, in addition to being very tender and not having vilanos - kind of hairs - inside. The plantation takes place at the beginning of August, while the harvest is done in a staggered way and by hand, every seven or eight days in spring, and every six days in autumn. There is a second production that is harvested in mid-March, and even a third, which goes into production in mid-July.
Since ancient times ,the curative and healing powers of artichokes have been recognized. Boiled or infused, have considerable digestive, diuretic, antirheumatic and liver protective actions.
They are pea sized white beans which can be used in a variety of dishes. These very delicious beans are known by a variety of alternate names, including haricot beans, Boston beans, pea beans. In Spain "Arrocilla" means rice, the name was given due to its small and particular shape.
“Arrocilla” beans, are high in carbohydrates, fiber, and protein-rich. They contain important minerals including folate, iron, magnesium, calcium, and lots of potassium. In Spain, these beans are know for beaing one of the most digestive die to its lower starch content.
A great delight. It has small round seeds like peas. It has a unique flavour when cooked whole or shelled like peas making it a real all rounder.
The plant climbs like a runner bean, producing pods that are similar to a large pea which can be picked young and cooked whole; but as the pods mature they can be shelled like peas and the seeds cooked lightly, or it can be left to dry and the pretty white and brown bi-coloured seeds can be used as normal dried beans. Harvested in late May or June.
The best uses: Eat them with Chorizo, clams, or stewed. Add them to salads. Great with vegetables too.
I hope you enjoyed the article!
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