Fun Fact Friday: Ramps

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April 12, 2013 by Diniquette

Now that Spring has sprung, it’s time for foodies everywhere to rape and pillage farmers markets in search of RAMPS.

Here are some fun facts about this short-lived treat:

*Ramps (allium tricoccum), aka wild leeks are also referred to as: Ramsoms in Europe.

*They are garlic like in odor and have a pronounced onion flavor.

*They have a very short season of @2months. Usually April and May…that’s it.

*Ramps are very high in vitamin C & A and full of healthful minerals and cholesterol reducing compounds.

So if you’re heading to the farmers market this weekend, go early, because most chef’s snatch these up by the ton.

Happy Friday.

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