Queridos Ladies & Gentelmen,
We are MYSYBARITAS your Spanish Gourmet Food Store in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Today we will continue to talk about some of our newly imported Gourmet Preserved Food.
Asparagus Buds "Yemas"(see photo above)
Why eat only the tips?
Botanically speaking, the growing tip of a plant is called the apical bud, which is a place of rapid cell division and differentiation.
After new cells are created, they become specialised into different parts of the plant. Before this, the unfinished cells represent a soup of enzymes, minerals and other materials associated with rapid growth.
That is why Asparagus Buds are the absolute best and more precious part of this vegetable.
They are smooth in texture, with little or no fibres and have a perfect balance of smoothness and bitterness on the palate, Delicate. Flavorful. If you've yet to try these spears you may be happily surprised!!
Asparagus from Navarra are fleshy stalks from the 'Asparagus Officinalis, L' asparagus plant, cultivated on the banks of the river Ebro. The asparagus recognised by the certification is white (which indicates that it has remained underground with absolutely no exposure to the sun). This vegetable has a system of roots that emerge from the vine from which the hearts form that will become the asparagus. Cultivation of this plant requires great care to avoid exposure to the sun, which would turn them into green asparagus.
White asparagus derives its uniqueness from the land, the cold nights in the production area, and the quality of the water used for cultivation. Did you know they were so-called "white gold" or "edible ivory" asparagus, also referred to as "the royal vegetable.
Extra grueso: Diameter more than 19 mm.
Muy gruesos: Between 14 to 19 mm
Gruesos: Between 11 to 14 mm
Extra: of superior quality, well formed and straight, with a firmly closed bud.
Primera: of good quality, well formed and with the bud closed.
Segunda: those which cannot be classified in higher categories, but which meet the minimum defined characteristics.
Our cans of asparagus buds are Gruesos 11-14mm & Primera.
Its culinary applications are diverse: it is excellent in soups, omelettes, grilled, as a garnish, in salads or cooked and accompanied by all types of sauces. They can be eaten with strwberries and avocados just amazing!!!
Our personal favourite way is MYSYBARITAS style (with some olive oil, smoke and ginger salt, and organic sherry vinegar.
White and Green "Pochas" Beans
The "Pochas" are a variety of the white bean that is consumed before maturity. They are obtained by shelling the pods when they have not yet dried, for this reason the grains are green, and their name is derived from their faded color.
These legumes are tender, fine and fresh, and appear in Navarre in two classes, the autochthonous or kidney bean and the bojo or round. Already by San Fermín dates they begin to appear on the Navarran tables, although it will be in August when they reach their culmination. They are excellent simply stewed without meat additives, but accompanied by a plate of pickled green chilli.
There is clear evidence of its presence in the orchards since ancient times. At the beginning of 1775, the writings that a woman brought to the farmers, among other foods, include poached beans.
At the end of July, if the year is good, the first pochas start to appear, which the people from Tudela take after having left the basil bouquet that they carry in the procession of their Patron Saint Ana. Then they appear in Tafalla and Sangüesa to finish in Pamplona.
It is a requested dish that is hardly found outside our borders. Its season is relatively short, since it arrives from the end of July to the end of September. The picaresque makes Valencian "pochas" reissue from these towns, famous for their goodness. They have such a short harvest volume that they cannot be industrialized.
Among its main properties, carbohydrates, proteins and fibers stand out, while at the same time they have a certainly minimal amount of fat. According to studies carried out, pocha is ideal for those who have high cholesterol, as it has been found that it will help lower it by up to 20%. This is thanks to the soluble fiber it contains, which favors the healthy concentration of fats in the blood, helping to combat cardio-circulatory problems.
But fiber not only stands out for this particularity, since it relieves and improves intestinal transit (being ideal for those people who have constipation), fighting both colon and rectal cancer. It is a very good legume for diabetic people, since it reduces the speed of absorption of sugars, helping to regulate the glucose present in the blood. In addition, its high contribution of folates is very effective against anemia, so its consumption is recommended for those who suffer from this disease.
They are great on salads, combined with pickled chilli peppers, and excellent on stews. They are also usually consumed with just a Sautee of onion, pepper ant tomato. They are a true gastronomic luxury.
I hope you enjoyed the article!
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