Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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Wild flower salads properties

How to prepare a wild flowers salad

Salad with wild flowers

Wild flowers salad recipe

Ingredients:

Photo of wild leaves
Photo of wild leaves

Elaboration:

- Wash all the leaves with water and drain. It is important to check that they do not have red spots or they are not damaged.

- Cut the leaves into pieces.

- Add the leaves, one by one gently to the salad. Mix the ingredients with care not to damage the flowers.

- Remove the petals of calendula and poppy and spread on top.

- Optionally, add nuts or fruits.

- Dress with olive oil and salt to taste.

- Serve as a starter or as an accompaniment.

wild leaves, flowers and fruits salad
Photo of wild leaves, flowers and fruits salad (chopped rose hips have been added)

Properties of wild flower salads?

  • They are rich in fiber and beta carotene, components that help improve health. In general, all wild ingredients are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids.

  • In order the recipe to have more properties, you must know some details about the best time to harvest: for example, it is better to pick calendula flowers from 12-1 at midday because that's the time when higher concentration of flavonoids are found in its floral chapter (Flavonoids protect flowers from the sun rays).

Recipe courtesy of Montserrat Enrich's Blog: "Wild Gastronomy".

punto rojo More information about wild plants in the kitchen in the listing above.

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