Borage is a culinary herb mostly popular in Central Europe.
Its light cucumber fragrance is usually suitable for
salads prepared from raw vegetables. Sometimes borage
is used to make pureed soups.
is a favorite herb for flavoring summer drinks, usually
fruit and wine cups. The blue and occasionally pink
delicate flowers are edible. The leaves can be eaten
in salads and the flowers added as decoration.
blooms can also be candied. Watch out for the thorny
like leaves. Tender leaves and star-shaped flowers
have a very mild cucumber flavor. The plant grows
wild in Central and Eastern Europe.
frying and simmering will quickly destroy most of
its characteristic fragrance.
flowers of borage can be pink and become blue only
in the course of their individual flowering period.