THE FLAVOR OF FLOWERS

With spring, flowers also appear in the dishes … and why not … elements that seem only decorative, like flowers, can add flavor to our recipes and enrich us with their nutritional and healing properties.

Even in the common supermarkets now you can see salads packs enriched with small colored flowers.

HOW TO CHOOSE THEM

If you decide to use edible flowers for your dishes, choose organic ones.

The organic cultivation, not using chemical products, accentuates the intensity and persistence of aromas and flavors of edible flowers.

The common flowers are absolutely not suitable for food consumption, use only edible flowers, you can find them or book them from your grocery store.

HOW TO USE THEM

Use them mainly raw so as not to lose their properties.

The edible part of the flowers are the petals, use them :

  • in all preparations that do not require cooking or raw foods where the temperature does not exceed 42 ° C
  • in salads
  • to flavor cheeses and butter to be eaten raw
  • to complete ready meals such as risottos, sauces for cereals and pasta, vegetable dishes, already cooked meat fish
  • to personalize sweet and savory sauces and creams, sweet and savory puddings, spoon desserts, fruit salads, chocolates
  • in drinks, in yoghurts.

WHAT TASTE ARE THEY?

I’m talking about cooking, so I’ll just suggest you how to choose flowers based on their taste. Not all edible flowers have a relevant taste, the tastiest they are:

EDIBLE FLOWERS FLAVOR
Yellow shamrock Strongly acid
Anise hyssop Sweet, similar to licorice
Borage, chicory Juicy like cucumber, and sweet like honey
Marigolds Bitter, floral, sour
Chrysanthemums and daisies Herbal
Carnations Sweet and slightly spicy
Day lilies Pungent taste reminiscent of garlic and onion
Broom Honey and fresh
Lavender Herbaceous, pungent, sweet
Nasturtiums They taste stronger than most edible flowers, floral, spicy like a mix of honey and pepper
Sweet pea Sweet and intense
Primroses Fresh and herbaceous
Rose Sweet and delicate
Rosemary Intense and balsamic
Horned violets Delicate
Pansies Their flavor is very similar to those of mint
Violets Sweet

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