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Used in a wide variety of dishes calling for garlic. Raw out of hand it is very pleasant for the garlic lover. It can even be used as the string that ties together your fresh lumpia wraps or spring rolls. Any way you choose to use this fantastic form of g
Just like garlic these have an incredible health benefit and are extremely flavorful juiced.
In general, herbs should be fresh looking, crisp and brightly-colored. Choose stalks of Nira flower that are firm and not limp and snap when you bend them. Or choose the grassy looking garlic chives that are medium to dark green without yellowing tips or
Avoid herbs that are wilted, have dry brown areas, or are pale or yellow in color. Slimy looking dark spots with small areas of mold indicate old product or poor handling.
Most herbs benefit from being stored with freshly cut stems in a glass of water - either in or out of the refrigerator.
Herbs will not ripen further after harvest.
Nira is low-fat, cholesterol-free and a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Use fresh or keep for up to a week in your crisper in a breathable bag. Only the flowered version can be successfully frozen for use later.
Greens are used as you would cooked spinach or used as a garnish.Good-quality chard will have bright-green or red leaves (depending on the variety). (...)
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