French Green Sorrel (Large leaf)

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If you want MICRO green sorrel see: Micro Green Sorrel
This Sorrel is full grown Flavor :Lemony, tangy
This is a Macro Larger leaf measuring from some of the leaves can be up to 3″ to 8″ in length.
We are a Fresh From Florida Farm.. These greens are more mature than microgreens, harvested approximately every 4 to 6 weeks after maturing they grow year round but are slow in the winter months they are fully grown, resulting in small, tender leaves with a robust flavor. Sorrel is an herbaceous perennial, botanically classified as Rumex acetosa, and the greens boast a bright and refreshing lemon-like taste. The name sorrel is derived from the German word “sur” and the French word “surele,” both of which translate to “sour,” perfectly describing the flavor of the spring herb. 4LeafMicros Farm currently grows over 153 varieties of greens year-round. The individually harvested, tender leaves of Mature French Green Sorrel are a popular choice with chefs due to their beautiful appearance, uniquely sour flavor, and aroma.

Nutritional Value
Green Sorrel is a significant source of vitamin A and vitamin C, an antioxidant vital to the body’s healing process, aiding in the production of blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, and collagen in the bones. The greens also contain potassium, a mineral that helps the body balance fluid levels and acts as an electrolyte to prevent dehydration, as well as lower levels of iron, calcium, and magnesium. It is important to note that the vitamins and minerals are found primarily within the leaves and not in the stems of the microgreens. Growing conditions also significantly impact the nutritional content, and Fresh Origins cultivates their microgreens in a natural setting, an ideal climate for healthy, optimal greens.

The unique flavor profile and stunning presentation of Green Sorrel make it ideal as a salad item, fresh bed for grilled meats or vegetables or mixed into salads for added flavor and texture. The full grown greens can withstand heat but behave like spinach and should be added at the end of the cooking process or during plating to prevent the leaves from over cooking. The greens can be lightly dressed and served in salads or layered into wraps, sandwiches, and burgers. They can also be julian cut and put over pasta and pizza, stirred into grain dishes, or served with cured meats like smoked salmon and charcuterie. Green Sorrel pairs well with hard-aged cheeses, cream, eggs, fish, caviar, oysters, lentils, potatoes, spinach, onion, shallot, mustard, parsley, tarragon, mint, chervil, and nutmeg. It is recommended to only use a stainless-steel knife when cutting sorrel and to refrain from cooking in metal pots altogether as its high acid content discolors and erodes metal cookware. Petite® Greens will generally keep up to seven days when stored unwashed, dry, and in a container in the refrigerator.

Ethnic/Cultural Info
Sorrel is incredibly high in vitamin C, the antioxidant that gives food sources their sour flavor, and it has historically been used to treat a number of ailments, including scurvy. Scurvy is a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency seen by the first European explorers of the New World and plagued sailors until the late 18th century. This debilitating and often fatal disease caused horrific bleeding and wounds on those experiencing it as well as immense pain and lethargy. Sailors, who spent years at sea and months between ports, would develop this disease with such regularity that the British navy expected that at least half of every crew sent to the Americas and Asia would perish from scurvy. One such voyage that departed in September of 1740 headed to the Pacific coast of South America was ravaged by the disease, losing almost 70% of its crew. The ships, led by George Anson, were hit with terrible storms once they reached the Pacific Ocean. After three months of being blown off course, the ship was low on food, and the men were dying at a very high rate. Somehow, the ship made it to Juan Fernandez Island, several hundred miles off the Chilean coast. Here the men found plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, including clover, turnip, radishes, wild cress, and sorrel, many of which were high in vitamin C. Although they did not know it at the time, the crew had discovered the only treatment for the disease, a diet rich in vitamin C. The discovery of this cure would not come until 1747, but even then, it would not be widely accepted until the early 20th century, although many sailors began taking oranges and lemons with them on long journeys to help stave off the deadly disease. Today, thanks to quicker travel and the introduction of vitamin C pills, scurvy is now a very rare disease with a known simple cure.

Sorrel is native to Europe and West Asia. The herb is now cultivated in France, Egypt, Europe, and throughout the United States.
Types of Green Sorrel:
French or Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) ( we grow this one)
Sheep’s, Red, or Field Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) (we Wild Harvest this one)
Monk’s Rhubarb (Rumex alpinus)
Herb Patience (Rumex patientia)
Buckler-Leaved or French Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) (We grow this one)

This item is Grown Year Round and normally in stock in some quantity at 4LeafMicros Approximately Late February to late November Spring and grown to order we will email you with availability and date when your order will be ready.
We grow through the winter months for weekly order customers only as we have limited indoor space to grow.
See Facebook or Instagram for extra items that are available each week. Approximate grow time is 35 to 45 Days for a specific color so plan ahead and contact via contact form
We are selling growers choice assortments in this listing.
Limited flowers Available weekly in the Artisan Sampler Mix.
Fantastic paired with Seafood and anything that needs a lemony kick. These are great for Juliane cut and cooking in Sorrel Soup or cut in a green salad.
Sorrel health benefits includes supporting a healthy digestion, managing blood pressure, improves vision, supply energy and aid blood circulation, increases immunity, improves skin health, promotes healthy bones, manages diabetes, prevents cancer, treats herpes zoster, detoxify the body and supply the body with vitamin A.
Sorrel packs high amounts of dietary fiber and is loaded with vitamin C, as well as vitamin A, vitamin B6, Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium. It is seen as an excellent anti-microbe and antioxidant, making it the primary component of the popular Essiac tea. In terms of advantageous organic ingredients, it consists of flavonoids, polyphenolic acids, and anthocyanins. All these elements present in the Sorrel plant make it surprisingly beneficial for an individual’s health.
Sorrel is an annual, bushy plant and a perennial herb that comes from the Buckwheat family. It breeds in a varied range of climates, which is why it can be found in each type of weather, in different regions of the world. It is also used to make a popular drink known as Karkade, which comes from Egypt and is well-known for its health benefits. Different parts of this plant are used to make soups, spices, sauces, medicines, and jams. The most common type of sorrel that has the highest value is Hibiscus Sabdariffa, commonly referred to as Roselle, Red Sorrel, or Jamaican Sorrel.

Our sorrel seed is sourced from an Organic farm in the United States.
Delivery requires a $20.00 minimum order in the 25 mile radius we deliver in. in order to have a new zone we must have 10 customers in that zone. We deliver in the Downtown or Nine Mile Road to Davis Hwy area.****ONLY LOCAL WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM****

Additional information

Weight 1 oz

4 oz, 8 oz


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