Fresh Herbs

JoyTechs Fresh Herbs Division is the focal point of our year-round field-to-fork operation and our pride and joy. On any given day, we ship tons of delectable herbs with superior taste for consumption in all our global areas of distribution.

Our current collection of freshly grown herbs consists of:

 

Chervil

A native of the Caucuses and a member of the parsley family, the mild-mannered Chervil is slightly sweet with echoes of anise, helping to bring out the flavors of other herbs.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Riboflavin, Selenium, Thiamin, Zinc, Vitamin A, B6 and C.

Chives

The smallest species in the onion family, chives are originally a native herb of China. When chopped, its fine, lengthy green leaves provide a zesty spark to salads, soups and stews.

 

Nutritional information: Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, phosphorus, Potassium, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Zinc, Vitamin A, B6, C and K.

Coriander

This leafy herb has a lemony taste and aroma. Perfect as an accent to chili dishes and stews containing lentils, beans, onions, potatoes, and sausages.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Zinc, Vitamin A, B6, C, E and K.

Dill

Dill is native to southern Russia, western Africa and the Mediterranean region. Its green wispy leaves have a soft, sweet taste reminiscent of anise. An ideal garnish with a distinctive flavor, it is ideal for fish, salads and soups and is most prominent in Scandinavian cuisine.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc and Copper, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Riboflavin, Zinc, Vitamin A, B6 and C.

Green Basil

Mixed in a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad or pureed with pine nuts, garlic and olive oil to form a pesto sauce, this leafy green member of the mint family has a distinctly fresh and strong presence. Green basil is a native plant of Asia, India and Africa.

Nutritional information: Antioxidants, Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin A, B6, C, and K.

Lovage

Reminiscent of the taste of celery, lovage is a distinctive herb whose exact origin is unknown but is currently cultivated in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It adds a fresh, spicy presence to soups and salads and may also serve as a salt substitute.

Nutritional information: Vitamin A, Calcium, Carbohydrate, Protein

Marjoram

A Middle Eastern native, marjoram is often confused with its cousin oregano for its similar look and taste. The milder, sweeter spice appears extensively in French cuisine in sauces and meat dishes and is a major component in making German sausages.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, B6, C and K.

Melissa

The gentle Lemon Balm, or Melissa, hails from the mint family. Native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean, it’s an ideal flavor enhancer in ice creams, fruit dishes and teas.

Nutritional information: Antioxidants, Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium Potassium, Zinc Vitamin A, B6 and C.

Mint

The multi-specie varieties of mint grow virtually everywhere. From lamb to jam to tea and beyond, their strong, sweet and pleasant aromatic flavor and taste always add a distinctive touch to food and beverages, providing a cool and refreshing aftertaste.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Riboflavin, Zinc, Vitamin A and C.

Oregano

A staple in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, oregano’s distinctive sweet and minty taste accentuates everything from pizza and bolognaise to Greek salad and kebab. It thrives in hot, dry climates.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Fiber, Folate, Manganese, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin A, B6, C, E.

Red Basil

This basil variety has striking reddish-purple leaves and a stronger flavor than its green cousin, making it a perfect complement for adding as a statement to salads and garnishes.

Nutritional information: Antioxidants, Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin A, B6, C, and K.

Rocolla

This Mediterranean native is a leafy green vegetable with sharp and somewhat bitter and peppery overtones. It provides adventurous zest and spark to lettuce based salads.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Zinc, Vitamin A, B6, C and K.

Rosemary

Seductively aromatic, Rosemary comes from the Mediterranean and is a member of the mint family. Its wonderful scent and flavor are great counterpoints to fish, poultry and root vegetable dishes.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium iron, Vitamin A, B6 and C.

Sage

A native of the American southwest and Mexico, Sage has a peppery and pungent presence. Used to flavor meats, poultry and cheeses it is also a key ingredient in traditional Thanksgiving turkey stuffing.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Thiamine, Vitamin A, B6, C, E and K.

Sorrel

Sorrel is a leafy garden herb that grows in Western Asia and Europe. Its tangy, sour flavor is somewhat reminiscent of kiwi and strawberries, making it suitable for accenting soups, sauces and salads.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folic acid, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, B6, C and E.

Tarragon

This Central Asian native has strong peppery overtones and is reminiscent of anise. Tarragon is used for distilling vinegar, adds great flavor to chicken, fish and egg dishes and is a key ingredient in the preparation of Béarnaise sauce.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Folate, Niacin, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, B6 and C.

Thyme

A Middle Eastern native that spread to Europe and beyond, Thyme is a staple spice use extensively for cooking in a large variety of cuisines. The flavorful herb may be used to tastefully accent lamb, beef, soups and stews.

Nutritional information: Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium Potassium, Zinc Vitamin A, B6 and C.