Cabbage Styles - A Delicious Alternative to Sausage and Hot Dog Cooking
By the time most people hear about South Beach Sedge Seed, they usually assume it's only a cabbage. But the truth is that South Beach is actually a family of vegetables including zucchini and potatoes. The smaller green brooms found in your supermarket seed catalog are typically not South beach, but rather a related family of vegetables called collard greens. Those large, red clusters of crisp carrots that have long detested your kitchen are actually a different family entirely, however. You can harvest and eat these large, red cabbage-like vegetables all year long, not just during the colder, dreary winter months.
Unlike cabbage, collard greens contain two kinds of starch: PSB and tannic acid. With groups of brightly purple blooms that re-spout for numerous harvests, those succulent little plants are quite impressive indeed. There are two varieties found in the wild: curly scallops and coarsely chopped scallops. Those with the curly scallop variety are generally larger than the coarsely chopped variety, up to one or two inches in diameter. Both types have similar suitability for cooking, although curly scallops tend to retain more of their crunchy texture when cooked.
If you're looking for bright, healthy vegetables that grow well and don't require a lot of tending to, consider planting purple sprouting broccoli and scallops. These plants, also known as 'grass broccoli' or 'grass scallops' due to their fumigation by sunlight during the growing process, are perfect for sunny areas. You can harvest them regularly, and since they have small, oval leaves that can become rolled back into the head when picked off, you can wrap them tightly in a towel to store for later use.
In addition to using these plants for growing in the garden, they make excellent starter plants for starting seedlings and for propagating your own organic garden. For example, if you're planting cabbage plants from cuttings, they would be ideal for your sunny windowsill. Simply transfer the tops of the cabbage plants to your windowsill, making sure they're directly over a bright source of ultraviolet light. Over the course of several weeks, your cabbage plants will grow and mature into a very fine new growth. Once they're about three inches in length, gently clip them back to the plants or stake them to a flat surface to allow more room between them.
In the same way, you'll find that a similar growing technique for planting your psb is also very beneficial. Just like kale, purple broccoli grows best when it is picked fresh from the plant. However, it's important to pick the plants before they're mature. When they're still very small and tender, they may easily bruise and discolor your dishes.
To avoid such problems, pick your Brassica by hand so that you can avoid the bruises and discoloration common to freshly picked Psibolea brassica sprouts. Instead of transferring your sprouts directly to trays or pot, try pruning your Brassica so that all of the long, flowering shoots are out in full bloom. You can then divide your sprouts between six to eight large pots in the center of a sunny window. Use one section for annual herbs like kale and purple broccoli; use the remaining sections for perennial herbs like basil and oregano. If you live in a dry climate where daytime temperatures stay below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, you can also store your sprouts in an airtight glass jar.
Since psb has strong Lovallanin and choline components, it's great for improving the texture, flavor and nutrient profile of cabbage. Lovallanin is a natural plant inhibitor that works to prevent photosynthesis, which results in cabbage production. By inhibiting growth and development, Lovallanin slows down the rate at which cabbage cells multiply. Phosphorus is another component thatPSB inhibits because it helps increase the amount of calcium carbonate crystals that hardens during harvest. Other benefits of PSB in cabbage are: improving the taste and smell of cabbage, reducing gas production during harvest, providing essential micronutrients, and providing a beneficial nutritional boost to the nutritional needs of your family.
If you want to try a milder alternative to the traditional hot dogs and sausages, soften up your sausage and steam your sprouts for a more elegant dish. Alternatively, try a more classic sausage, thinly sliced with softened butter. With just a few simple changes, you'll be cooking your cabbage the way your favorite chefs do. Enjoy!