Fresh Origins Products Receive Innovation Award
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
America’s grower of Microgreens and Edible Flowers, Fresh Origins was recently honored at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo receiving second place in the People’s Choice Awards for Innovative New Products with their Herb Crystals and Flower Crystals. Fresh Origins has been growing Microgreens and Edible Flowers for nearly 20 years and the growth of their items at foodservice has been significant with chefs and foodservice professionals clamoring to create new and intriguing dishes that inspire restaurant patrons with stunning flavors and vibrant colors. The herb and flower crystals stem from a proprietary process that is all natural and only adds sugar or salt to the original flowers or herbs. “Microgreens and Edible Flowers have always been a niche trade, but one that allows for experimentation and innovation,” says David Sasuga, president of Fresh Origins. “Foodservice is an industry of professionals who want to not just be on trend, but ahead of trends and take risks that make our Herb Crystals and Flower Crystals such an exciting product line.” Chefs use the crystals in applications ranging from salad, entree and dessert toppings to cocktails. The robust flavors and crunchy texture are perfect accents for a variety of culinary uses. Fresh Origins Herb Crystals and Flower Crystals are available in 4-, 8- and 16-ounce bottles in flavors including Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Fennel Flower, Rose, Hibiscus, Cranberry and for the holiday season: Pumpkin Spice. The People’s Choice Awards are voted on by thousands of restaurant and foodservice professionals that have the opportunity to see, taste and discover new culinary innovations from more than 50 companies and then vote on their favorites.