I know every week I probably drive you mad with my ravings about the wonderful leaves that we grow, and I’m afraid I’m going to do it again! If you got the salad bag this week, did you chance upon this fantastic leaf?
If you did, I’m sure you would have had absolutely no idea what it was. I, for one, had never come across it before working at Growing Communities. You don’t need too much of it as it’s got a rather strong flavour but it’s so unusual and really gives a good bite to your salad. It’s actually a member of the mint family and if you looked (as I have just done) for some information about it, you’d find it listed as a spice, rather than a salad leaf. But I think Ru’s done a good job selecting it for the site as tastewise it really does work with the other leaves that we grow. And…as well as being an antioxidant, it rates pretty highly nutritionally as it’s got lots of vitamins and minerals. So, all rather deserving of its place in this feature then. Agreed?