The snapdragon is an edible flower with a very particular shape that is why is called that way. It has many colour from yellow to garnet.
This edible flower doesn’t add a flavour but it does give the recipe a difference look. This flower can be filled up and/ or to decorate.
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The official name of this edible flower is Antirrhinum majus, communly named Snapdragon and it has a very particular shape that is why is called that way. It has many colour from yellow to garnet.
We can see this edible flower in several colors: pink, garnet or purple, white, yellow, orange or even bicoloured. Its form is curious as well as fun. If you look at it from the front it looks like a dragon, so we like to call it that way. In addition, another peculiarity that has this edible flower is that it does not have the common form that the flowers have, but that it is hollow, more oval and flared.
In the kitchen its very versatile edible flower and it give many options because its peculiar form. It can be filled-in or give lots of colour to your recipe. They are very colourful, which visually is a plus point to impress.
Besides being an edible flower, you have to know that this edible flower it is a medicinal plant. Among the many qualities that it has, we highlight the following: emollient, astringent, diuretic, liver tonic, anti-inflammatory. It is also used to treat conditions such as hemorrhoids, colitis, ulcers in the mouth or dry skin. How to use these edible flowers to treat them? Boil the flower in 1 liter of water for 3 minutes to extract all its properties. Once it’s cooled we can consume it or gargle with the “infusion” or making a poultice
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!
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