The wallflower or Mathiola Incana has several forms since this edible flower has simple or double petals. In addition, the colors range is from white to purple. It has a subtle mustard flavor with a spicy finish taste.
The Wallflower or Mathiola incana belongs to the family of the crucifers. A flower that blooms from October to May, since it resists cold very well. It is a perennial plant, with starry petals. This flower is native to central and southern Europe and also to Asia.
This edible flower can be seen in various colors and shapes: simple petals and double petals, in purple, pink, white and fuchsia.
The wallflower releases a delicious perfume that, once in the mouth, transforms into a subtle mustard flavor with a spicy touch. For this reason, it is easy to integrate the wallflower in the kitchen. It’s great with meats, salads or fish. It can be used fresh in a decorative way or in a confit as a garnish along with other ingredients. As we say in Innoflower, everything depends on the imagination of the cook.
Among the medicinal properties, it is very common to use the wallflower seed to prevent heart disease since it contains fatty oil and several types of glycosides that have cardiotonic effects. This plant also has inflammatory effects and in women they function as an emmenagogue (causes menstruation).
In infusion, it helps to calm headaches and stimulate the nervous system.
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Mallow, Pink, White