Foraging Files: Nasturtium

Name:Nasturtium aka Tropaeolum majus

Appearance: The flower of the Nasturtium has five petals that can vary in colour from cream, red, orange, yellow and burgundy. The leaves of the plants look almost like large lily pads, with white lines starting from the middle and working out to the edge of the leaf.

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Storage: This plant can be eaten fresh or dried. However, it is most delicious when eaten fresh.

Best time to forage: Flowers from summer through to autumn.

Additional information: The nasturtium plant is known for being delicious and can be found as an ingredient in plenty of recipes.  It’s a very pretty flower so would look great in your garden, and can also be found out on a forage.

For facts on foraging and what you can and can’t do follow this link

Find out how to dry your forage here