Edible Bouquet Seed PackSTRATHCONA 1890
This lovely seed pack features edible flowers Calendula, Nasturtiums and Borage.
Calendula - the scent of summer
A wonderful edible flower. Flavours range from spicy to bitter, tangy to peppery. Calendula's sharp taste resembles saffron. Pretty petals in golden-orange hues.
To eat: Sprinkle them on soups, pasta or rice dishes, herb butters, and salads. Petals add a yellow tint to soups, spreads, and scrambled eggs.
Only Calendula petals are edible, and not the rest of the plant.
Nasturtiums - the Queen of edible flowers
In the world of edible annual flowers, nasturtiums are one of the tastiest and easiest to grow.
While most edible flowers have a subtle flavour, nasturtiums have a stronger peppery taste. Nasturtiums are popular with chefs and home gardeners because their colorful flowers not only dress up a plate, they're high in vitamins A, C (10 times as much as lettuce), and D.
To eat: A gorgeous edible garnish, Nasturtiums are especially fabulous in a green salad. Also lovely chopped up into a creamy herb spread or dip, or stuffed with a creamy filling.
Young nasturtium young leaves are tender and also edible.
Borage - a medicinal herb with a lovely fresh flavour
Borage also known as starflower or cornflower, bee bush, bee bread, and bugloss, is a medicinal herb who's flavour resembles cucumber.
To eat: Borage has various culinary applications. As a start, the leaves can be used as a salad green and the flowers as edible decorations. In addition, the herb is wonderful in soups, salads, preserves, various sauces, cooked as a stand-alone vegetable, and can used in desserts in the form of fresh or candied flowers.
This herb is also the highest known plant source of gamma-linolenic acid and a source of B vitamins, beta-carotene, fiber, choline, and trace minerals.
Both the leaves and flowers of Borage are edible and tasty.
Note: All Strathcona 1890 seeds are non-GMO
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