Scientific name: Tropaeolum majus
Origin: S America
Medicinal use: In the kitchen, its tender leaves and very finely chopped flowers are used in soups and salads, giving a fresh and spicy flavor reminiscent of pepper or mustard. The flowers, due to their pleasant taste and appearance, are used to decorate meat, fish, salads and vegetables dishes. The plant is especially rich in vitamins and minerals and a remedy used to cleanse the blood, as it supports the body in its detoxification. The flavor of the leaves is slightly spicy. Optically, its crumbled leaves also enrich pasta dishes and pizzas.
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