Buy pressed Nasturtium edible flowers from our farm in Norfolk. Let your ideas become your favourite creations and tag us in your images so we know you have stopped by. Did you know? As well as pressed Nasturtium flowers, you can also shop fresh Nasturtium edible flowers & leaves.
Taste: Nasturtium edible flowers are a soft and delicate flower. However, they possess a powerful flavour, similar to the spice of rocket and watercress. They are aromatic with a scent very similar to mustard. The peppery taste of the flower isn't as strong as the Nasturtium leaf.
Uses: Nasturtium flowers are part of the Tropaeolaceae family and have a range of uses. The flowers are best as raw garnishes. Due to their spicy flavour, they are often used on savoury dishes. The Nasturtium flowers can be used whole as a garnish for meat dishes, salads and vegetable sides. As well as using the edible flowers whole, their petals can also be picked off. Nasturtium flowers may also be used alongside their leaf. Why not try garnishing a Nasturtium leaf pesto with these edible flowers. The flowers are typically red, orange or yellow in colour. If you're looking to use Nasturtium flowers on sweet cakes, we recommend trying our pressed Nasturtium flowers.
Health Benefits: Nasturtium flowers, also known as Indian Cress, are highly nutritious. Monks Cress is another name for this popular plant. The flowers contain Vitamin C, Iron, and Beta-Carotene. The Urban Cultivator also says Nasturtium flowers are useful in the treatment of sore throats, coughs and colds. The Micro Gardener has noted the strong aroma of Nasturtiums to be good in repelling garden pests. Although, the mustard oil secreted from the plant can attract certain garden insects, including cabbage white butterflies.