The begonia flower has an acid flavour as well as a crunchy texture with each bite you give it. This flower is a very demanded element in the modern kitchen for being an unpredictable and unexpected edible flower for diners.
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The begonia flower is from the Begoniaceae family. This flower is native to the American continent, especially in mountainous and cloudy areas such as Colombia, Brazil or Venezuela. This edible flower can be seen in red, pink or white, but in Innoflower we only work with red begonias.
The begonia flower is very acidic although in the end, it leaves a sweet taste. Because of this peculiarity is very demanded by chefs, since it can be a very fun element to add to the recipes. It combines very well with fish and meat, although it can also be used in salads. Although if you want to give an acid note to a dessert or cake, this edible flower is the perfect one for it.
Its medicinal properties include the use of this flower for kidney diseases, as well as to treat syphilis or as a purgative. It also helps treat oral diseases, especially in the gums. It is recommended to use the begonia flower for hemorrhoids or varicose veins.
From Innoflower we encourage you to take a look in our blog, where you will not only find articles about the world of edible flowers, but you will also find simple recepies that you can make at home and surprise your guests.
Cooking with flowers is simple and fun. Dare to “flower-up” your recipes!