By Vegan Caroline
I’ve tasted Steve’s Leaves Fennel Tops and Sweet Leaves… should you put a pack in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
Steve’s Leaves Fennel Tops and Sweet Leaves blurb reads: A totally herbaceous mix of fennel tops and some of our favourite sweet leaves, namely: baby spinach, baby green batavia and baby chard. Not only is it a natural source of folic acid and vitamins A and C, but it’s washed only in spring water and ready to eat.
OK: Green leaves have never been more popular. Whereas salad used to be a bit of boring iceberg lettuce there’s now a plethora of salad leaves and mixes to choose from which are suitable to accompany most meals. Green leaves are a good source of vitamins and are believed to help the body become more alkaline which in turn may help prevent diseases.
The tasting note: I love salad and will happily eat it every day. I’ll even chuck spinach, rocket or watercress in a morning smoothie. What excited me about these Steve’s Leaves is that they’ve gone that extra mile in providing some interesting mixes of leaves that are just a bit different from your standard supermarket bag. The Fennel Tops and Sweet Leaves mix was hands down my favourite. The fennel adds a subtle aniseed tang which is not too in your face. It paired really well with mushroom risotto and if you aren’t veggie it would also go really well with fish.
The full ingredient list: Fennel tops, baby spinach, baby green batavia, baby chard.
Specific ingredient? Fennel is a bit of a wonder herb which is reputed to help with digestive problems, coughs and with the production of milk in nursing mothers. It also sweetens the breath and often crops up in other things as a flavouring such as Chinese Five Spice and Absinthe!
Can you eat it? Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Gluten free and nut free.
Should you put it in the trolley? If you’re looking for something different and like the idea of a subtle aniseed tang then you’ll love this salad mix.
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Steve’s Leaves Fennel Tops and Sweet Leaves
If you’re looking for something different and like the idea of a subtle aniseed tang then you’ll love this salad mix. Tasted by Vegan Caroline .
Not forgetting: Barcode: 5019893001310
Steve’s Leaves Baby Watercress and Little Leaves
Well balanced mix of watercress, red cos and baby chard. Fairly mild with a touch of pepper from the watercress. Tasted by Vegan Caroline
Not forgetting: Barcode: 5019893001167
Steve’s Leaves Pea Shoots and Baby Leaves
Pea shoots are fantastic in salad and they add a lovely burst of freshness to this mixed salad. Tasted by Vegan Caroline
Not forgetting: Barcode: 5019893001235
Steve’s leaves Wasabi Rocket and Other Fab Leaves
I was worried there’d be too much of a hit from the wasabi leaves but it wasn’t over the top in this interesting blend of leaves. Tasted by Vegan Caroline
Not forgetting: Barcode: 5019893001112
Steve’s Leaves Wild Red Rocket and Milder Leaves
A great everyday salad with the pretty red veined rocket making it that bit different. Tasted by Vegan Caroline