Fresh leaves from an edible variety of chrysanthemum are IN season at our favorite urban farm, Feral Heart Farm in Sunol. The tender leaves are blended with umeboshi plums, along with ginger, sesame seeds and a squeeze of lemon juice to create a uniquely zesty and nourishing probiotic pesto. Chrysanthemum leaves are higher in potassium than bananas, and contain significant amounts of calcium, vitamins A & C, antioxidants and flavonoids.
Ingredients: shungiku (chrysanthemum greens),* olive oil,* toasted sesame oil,* pureed housemade ume plums, ginger,* sesame seeds,* lemon juice,* hosemade ume plum vinegar (* = organic)
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, nightshade-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.