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Nasturtium originally came from Peru and were brought to Europe by the Jesuits in the 16th century. Nasturtium is a climbing plant, with large round leaves and bright red, orange or yellow hooded flowers. Both flowers and the leaves have a peppery taste similar to watercress (cresson).
Category: Herb
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To Buy:
Nasturtiums are not that easy to find so when you do see them grab them to experiment. Buy flowers that are bright in colour and not withered. Have fun growing your own.
To Store:
Store in a plastic bag in the crisper of the fridge for a few days.
Tips & Tricks:
Grow your own nasturtium easily. First soak the seeds in warm water overnight and then place directly in the garden or pots where you want to grow them. Plant the seeds in spring. Nasturtiums prefer full sun to flower.
Cooking Tips:
Serve on salads and other green vegetables to add flavour and colour. Pickled Nasturtium seeds are a good source of Vitamin C and taste a bit like capers. Soak green nasturtium seeds in salted water for two days. Drain and soak them in fresh water for another day. Drain once. Place the soaked seeds in a jar and fill with boiled vinegar. After a few days they are ready to eat. Delicious as a condiment to fish.

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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