The borage flower is peculiar because of the shape, because there is no other edible flower that looks like it. The colors are blue or white depending on whether they are wild or not. The flavor of this edible flower is very similar to cucumber.
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As its name indicates, this edible flower comes from the borage. A well-known and consumed vegetable from which the flower is also used: the borage blossom. It comes from the Boraginaceae family.
The borage blossom has a sweet taste and to many who taste it, it reminds them of cucumber. It has a peculiar shape that attracts attention. This edible flower is blue, violet or white.
In culinary art, it is very appreciated for the flavor it gives to dishes, but it specially stands out in the cocktails world. Its most common use is to add this flower to a combination of gin, since this drink enhances the flavor of the borage flower.
You can also add a colourful touch to sauces or consume it in salads combined with other flowers. An attractive suggestion would be to add this flower to a fish dish sauce.
Its medicinal properties include vitamin C and tannins. Borage blossom also contains minerals such as calcium or potassium. To take advantage of these properties, it is advisable to infuse it.
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.
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Blue, Violaceous, White