Nasturtium is an annual that produces bright orange blooms, bringing colour and cheer to gardens everywhere! They are also known to attract bees, butterflies and other helpful pollinators. On top of all that, nasturtiums are one of the tastiest plants! All parts of the plant are edible, including the flowers, leaves, seed pods and seeds; the whole plant has a peppery, watercress-like taste. In fact, Nasturtium seed pods were once used as substitute for pepper.
Give them a try! The flowers will add colour and flavour to your dishes. Plus, nasturtiums are a good source of vitamin C and iron. Here are 10 delicious nasturtium recipes.
- Stuffed Nasturtium Flowers Recipe
- Nasturtium Butter Recipe
- Pickled Nasturtium Seed Pods
- Nasturtium Pesto
- Nasturtium Cookies
- Goat Cheese Nasturtium Ice Cream
- Nasturtium Salad with Grilled Chicken & Ginger Soy Dressing
- Nasturtium Chips
- Nasturtium Jelly
- Nasturtium Soup
And remember, only eat flowers that are safe and clean. Do not eat ones that have been sprayed with chemicals.
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