SALINAS, CA – May 18th, 2015 – Mann Packing, the leader in ready to use fresh vegetables, is introducing a new item for foodservice operators: Golden Roasteez™ fresh cut golden beets.
Mann’s Golden Roasteez™ are peeled and cubed, fresh golden beets with all waste removed, ready for kitchen use – specifically roasting.
The golden variety of beets does not bleed like red beets; and mechanized cutting ensures consistent sizing and more uniformity when cut, said Gina Nucci, director of foodservice marketing.
The beets are cut into approximately 3/4 inch cubes designed for optimal “bite” texture when roasted, Nucci said.
“Cubing first, then roasting, allows for great caramelization and appealing presentation,” Nucci said. “Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of beets and is the best cooking method for most menu applications.”
Once roasted, Mann’s Golden Roasteez™ can be held for future use on salads, pizza, risottos or pastas. They may also be used as a potato substitute, as a hash or healthy side.
Mann’s Golden Roasteez™ are a fresh produce item, never frozen, and have a 16-day shelf life from packing.
According to Dataessential MenuTrends Fall 2014, some 22 percent of independent restaurants menu beets.
“We saw the increasing popularity of beets, and decided to provide chefs a convenient method to achieve a consistent and visually appetizing menu ingredient,” Nucci said. “Sweet, delicious and easy.”