Marinated cattail hearts

$11.00

190 ml

Description

This is the caviar of wild plants! The heart is taken fron the center of the main stem close to the root system. Delicate and slightly crunchy, it reminds one of hearts of palm but in a more refined version. The harvest of this exceptional artisanal product is demanding but we think that this banner product encapsulates all that is extraordinary in wild nature.

Ingredients

  • cattail hearts
  • water
  • sea salt
  • citric acid
  • Sustainable harvest
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • GMO free
  • Made in Canada

A tough harvest!

We harvest cattail hearts in water sometimes up to our waist. Clinging mud prevents easy movement, biting insects torment us and the job of harvesting the tall plants is physically demanding.

In spite of this, we enjoy the harvest which brings us into contact with the water world: turtles, muskrats, birds and insects of all kinds. The marsh is the richest habitat in all our forests.

Marshes where we harvest must be exceptionally clean. Cattails are very efficient filters and they will retain all pollutants. We always work upstream, away from fields and human activity.

A fragile environment to preserve

Although the heart represents a tiny fraction of the plant, the harvest does not endanger the plant populations. It actually allows for a healthy regeneration of the plant. We have been working in a particular marsh for more than 20 years and it is richer and healthier than when we started.

Using cattail hearts

Cattail hearts are tender, slightly crunchy and highly refined. The hard work required to harvest them makes them even more precious. On a plate, they become the proud ambassadors of northern cuisine.

  • In sushis
  • With a prosciutto and mozarella hors d’œuvre
  • With seafood
  • In a fish tartar
  • In a salad with red pepper, spinach and sausage

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