The pelargonium or ivy-leaved has bright colours ranging from red to fuchsia. Its shape is similar to a starfish. You can use the entire edible flower or just use its petals.
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The Pelargonium peltatum, also known as ivy-leaved, is an edible flower that belongs to the family of geraniums. This species is different from the common geraniums in that they are smaller and the petals are longer. The plant of this flower is perennial.
Its colours are striking: pink, red, white… This flower is well known in Andalusia (Spain) for inundating the Andalusian courtyards, making them a symbol of Spanish cultural heritage.
The shape of the ivy-leaved is similar to a starfish, which offers us a world of possibilities to add it to our recipes. In addition, its petals are perfect to decorate our dishes combining the different colours of this edible flower.
In addition, like most flowers, the ivy-leaved has many medicinal properties that you probably did not know about. It has antimicrobial properties so it is effective against acne. It is decongestant and softening. For this reason, it is used in sunburnt skin or irritated skin or burns of all kinds. It is a powerful remedy against stretch marks and eczema.
From Innoflower we encourage you to take a look at our blog, where you will find not only articles about the world of edible flowers, but also simple recipes that you can make at home and surprise your guests.
Cooking with flowers is simple and fun. Dare to “flower-up” your recipes!