Rocambole Garlic Scapes
Rocambole garlic scapes are the curly tipped, extremely tasty green shoots that are the “heads” or tops of the Rocambole garlic plant. Garlic scapes are a true culinary delicacy and there are endless possibilities when cooking with garlic scapes. Rocambole garlic scapes have a flavor that must be experienced to be believed – its depth is remarkable. They have a deep earthy muskiness about them that few other garlic scapes have. People love the strong, rich and deep flavor. Many people consider them their favorite because of their very rich taste.
Other Names: Garlic tops, garlic shoots, garlic spears, serpent garlic, top-setting garlic, early garlic
Origin: Oregon, USA
Shelf Life: Garlic scapes are very hardy and will stay green and crisp for up to 14 days in the refrigerator.
Nutritional Facts: Garlic scapes are great for your diet with only 45 calories and 11 carbohydrates in every 100 grams. The same amount of scapes contains all of your daily Vitamin K, half of your daily Vitamin C and Vitamin B9, just under a third of your daily Vitamin B6, as well as smaller amounts of several other nutrients*. It’s believed that garlic scapes may increase oxygen levels in the body, reduce stress on your liver and kidneys and even protect against osteoarthritis and cancer. Read more about how they can improve your health here.
Tips: You can use this delicious plant in many dishes. They are well known to be exceptionally good in quiche, omelets, stir fry recipes, chopped and sprinkled on pasta, in guacamole and salsa, salads or even grilled. You can also use them in place of garlic for more flavorful pesto and hummus. Garlic scapes lose a lot of their bite when cooked. If a recipe calls for one tablespoon of chopped and cooked garlic, make sure to use 3 tablespoons of chopped and cooked garlic scapes.
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*Percentages are based on a 1,800 calorie per day diet.