Future Fresh Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley
The cooking parsley
The fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley from Future Fresh is locally-grown, and filled with nutrients and flavor.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Completely pesticide-free, this flat-leaf parsley is a beautiful vibrant green with a robust flavor.
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley is different from curly-leaf parsley. The latter has thicker, ruffled (curly) leaves, while this one from Future Fresh has broad, flat, serrated leaves. Curly leaf parsley has a muted flavor, resembling grass, and gets more bitter with time. While flat-leaf parsley has a stronger flavor—a clean, subtly peppery taste.
And while curly leaf parsley is usually used for decoration or garnish, flat-leaf parsley is incredible as an ingredient.
Flat leaf parsley is also high in Vitamin K, which is good for bone health, and aids in freshening breath.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
A classic way to use fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley is to make authentic chimichurri.
- In a medium bowl, mix olive oil, red wine vinegar (or lemon juice), finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, minced garlic, finely chopped small red chilies (optional), dried oregano, salt and pepper
- Allow to sit at least an hour (more is ideal) to allow the flavors to release into the oil, before using
Use it as topping, marinade, or baste for steaks, barbeque, etc.
THE FUTURE OF FARMING
Future Fresh is a proudly Filipino venture, created out of frustration for the less than stellar quality of produce found on local supermarket shelves. The company specializes in locally-grown produce, and prides itself on their completely fresh vegetables. This is because they harvest just before dispatch, reducing travel time, and ensuring a longer shelf life.
These gamechangers built farm systems with controlled environment that result in hydroponically-grown, pesticide-free greens. Everything they provide is guaranteed high in quality, high in nutrients, and always completely fresh.
Your fresh produce will be stored in a resealable plastic ziplock bag. You will notice that there is air inside and this maintains a sort of internal atmosphere to keep your fresh produce in good condition.
Once opened, the produce will begin to age. The best way to keep it fresh for longer once opened is to keep it moisture-free.
Future Fresh produce have no wilted leaves or roots that may cause decay, so you need only wash them before cooking or consuming. With produce with high water content, like fresh rocket arugula, you can remove the excess moisture that might accumulate by lining the storage bag with a paper towel and resealing the bag again. Make sure to check on it mid-week, and replace the paper towel once it takes in too much moisture.
Done properly, this method can help your produce last to about a week max after opening of bag.