The wild mustard flower. It’s usually white and its size is small. The flavor of this flower is very intense and similar to mustard itself or even watercress.
From this plant you can take advantage of both the flower and the leaves. Therefore, it offers a multitude of uses among the stoves to take advantage of the intense flavor that this edible flower brings.
Wild mustard belongs to the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). This plant reaches between 20-60 cm in height. The mustard flower is called wild because it is found in the field. The flower comes in 4 sepals and the colours with which this flower is recognized are yellow and white. In Innoflower we serve white mustard flowers. As a curiosity, the leaves of this flower have a similar taste to watercress, even the flower itself evokes this characteristic flavor.
The plant of this flower has many uses in the kitchen. The tender leaves are added to the salads or boiled for 10 minutes. The pods can be used as a spice, since it has a similar taste to black pepper. The seeds of this flower do not smell by themselves, but you have to crush them and mix them with water to get a penetrating flavour. It is also very common to use it or include them in sauces to dress it. This product is highly valued among the stoves, since adding the mustard flower brings originality and a different way of adding this nice taste to a recipe.
The medicinal properties by which this plant is known are related to the treatment of scurvy (or vitamin C deficiency) and its diuretic effect.
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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