Rocalba presents Centaurea seeds, an edible herbaceous flowering plant native to the Mediterranean area with attractive and showy blue, pink or white flowers.
Centaury flowers have a sweet to spicy taste with a certain resemblance to cloves. It is most often used in culinary garnish, in salads, omelettes or pasta dishes.
Centaurea does not present difficulties in cultivation, it only needs long sun exposure and occasional watering. It is also resistant to occasional frosts as long as they are not too strong or long-lasting. This plant flowers between spring and autumn.
Its most remarkable feature is its digestive properties. It is used in teas or juices in cases of heavy digestion, lack of appetite, flatulence,...