August 3, 2018
What packs a boatload of nutrition, bursts with dynamic flavors, and offers a wealth of versatility? Cue B&W’s exclusive Power 4 Blend. Combining watercress, baby red leaf kale, baby spinach, and baby arugula, the Power 4 Blend is chock-full of some of the hardiest leafy greens on planet Earth. The Power 4 Blend is great for supercharging tired salads, promoting a huge value-add for health-conscious consumers on menus and lending bold flavor to virtually any meal. Read on to know all there is to know about Power 4:
Taste & Texture
Comprised of four hardy leaf varieties, the blend has a range of shades of green, with pops of magenta accents from the red leaf kale. The flavor profile and texture are distinct: fresh and earthy with spicy and slightly bitter notes. Each leaf has a prominent flavor profile: watercress lends a peppery taste, red leaf kale has a sweet and nutty flavor, baby spinach is sweet, and arugula is renowned for its herbaceous, nutty and peppery taste. The blend’s texture is tender, yet firm enough to stand up to any dish, even hot toppers like grilled chicken breast or seared duck.
Power 4 Blend is available all year round.
The Power 4 Blend is mighty, containing great quantities of antioxidants, vitamins A, C and K, as well as calcium and potassium. Each leafy green packs its own nutritional punch:
Handling & Storage
In an effort to enhance quality and reduce spoilage, the greens are triple-washed and air-tunnel dried before packaging. They’re ready-to-use out of the bag. Keep refrigerated at 34° F away from moisture. Once opened, seal the greens in an air tight container or bag (the less air exposure, the better!), and place back in the refrigerator. Under these storage conditions, the blend can last up to one week.
How to Use
Fairly versatile, the Power 4 Blend can be incorporated into recipes to add a pop of color, a delicate crunch, or distinct flavor and texture. Primarily used in fresh, raw preparations, they make a sturdy base for salads; a nutrient-packed topping for sandwiches, burgers, and pizzas; a light bed for meat and seafood dishes; or a hardy addition to dips and smoothies.
Here are some of B&W’s top recipes for the potent Power 4 Blend:
About our friends at B&W:
B&W Quality Growers is the world’s largest grower of distinctive baby leaves with over 145 years of experience. Their product line includes: green watercress, their exclusive wild red watercress and wild roquette arugula. B&W’s baby leaves are available year-round and grown on one of their eight farms in eight different states to ensure year-round supply. B&W’s focus is on excellent quality, nutrition, sustainability and customer service to ensure a great product and experience.
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