Can you eat sorrel flowers?
Edible Parts Wood sorrel is an incredible thirst quencher and is refreshing to eat. The leaves, flowers, and immature green seed pods are all edible having a mild sour flavour that some say resemble lemons. Wood sorrel can be added to salads, used in soups, sauces and it can also be used as a seasoning.
Is sorrel and hibiscus the same thing?
Sorrel is a common name, but it is also sometimes referred to as Jamaican sorrel, Caribbean sorrel, or red sorrel. No matter what you call it, what you're actually looking at in the photo above are the calyxes of a hibiscus plant called Roselle, (or the Hibiscus sabdariffa variety, if you want to get technical).
What does the name Sorrel mean?
The name Sorrel is a girl's name of French origin meaning "reddish brown".
How does sorrel look like?
Sorrel grows as a rosette and the flowers are small, round and red/green/yellow. Large mature sorrel leaves can look a bit like young Lords & Ladies leaves. The sharply pointed “tails” (lobes) of sorrel leaves distinguish it from the rounded lobes of the Lords & Ladies leaves.
Can you eat wild sorrel?
The leaves, stem and flowers of this little plant are edible. It contains oxalic acid so it should be consumed in moderation.
How do you eat French sorrel?
Sorrel is delicious used as an herb or as a salad green -- its tartness is really refreshing. A traditional way to enjoy sorrel is cooked into a sauce and served with fish, lending a lemony flavor without the use of lemon. It's also great cooked into soups or stews. Baby sorrel greens can be tossed into mixed salads.
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