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Monks Beard (Barba di Frate) (300g)

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Description/Taste:
Monk's Beard, known in Italian as Barba di Frate, is a unique and highly prized spring vegetable, celebrated for its vibrant green, slender, and succulent strands. It offers a slightly salty and tangy flavour, reminiscent of samphire or spinach, with a crisp and crunchy texture. This distinctive taste and texture make it a favourite among culinary enthusiasts looking for an unusual and sophisticated green.

Seasons/Availability:
Monk's Beard is a seasonal delicacy, primarily available during the spring months. Sourced from select regions where it is traditionally grown, we ensure the highest quality and freshness of this product during its peak season.

Uses & Flavour Pairings:
Barba di Frate can be enjoyed raw in salads, where its unique texture and flavour can truly shine, or it can be lightly cooked — sautéed with garlic and olive oil, blanched, or steamed. It pairs beautifully with seafood, particularly shellfish, and is excellent when tossed with pasta or used as a garnish for risottos. Lemon, capers, and anchovies complement its salty tang, enhancing its natural flavours.

Nutritional Information & Allergens:
Monk's Beard is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, calcium, and iron, making it not only a tasty but also a nutritious addition to meals. It is known for its antioxidant properties and is naturally free from common allergens.

Preparation and Storage:
To prepare Monk's Beard, simply rinse the strands under cold water and trim any tough ends. It requires minimal cooking to preserve its delicate texture and flavour. Store Monk's Beard in the refrigerator, wrapped in a damp cloth or in a plastic bag, and use it within a few days for the best quality.

History:
Monk's Beard has been enjoyed in Mediterranean cuisine for centuries, particularly in Italy, where it is known as Barba di Frate. Its name, which translates to "Monk's Beard," is said to be derived from its appearance, resembling the long, thin beards of monks. This vegetable has a rich history, with its cultivation and consumption dating back to ancient times.
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