The carnation is an edible flower of intense colours and with a subtle metallic taste. In the kitchen, it is perfect for meats or creamy cheeses. You can use the whole edible flower or just its petals.
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Mini carnation is also known as Dianthus x barbastus. Carnation is part of the wide range of ornamental plants that make a great contribution to the perfumery industry and that nowadays, has opened itself a gap in the gastronomy products.
It is an edible flower very demanded in modern cuisine because of the metallic taste it leaves. It is ideal for delicate additions in creamy cheeses and fruit dishes. Besides, it is interesting the variety of colours it is available: pink, white, yellow, orange, red, veined …
The mini carnation is also recognized for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. It is used as eye drops, although this flower it’s especially highlighted in the pharmaceutical sector.
In Innoflower we use this edible flower to make the tray of mixed petals, among other species.
In 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!
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