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Add a Little "Flower Power" to Summer Foods with Nasturtiums!

Alice Henneman, MS, RD, UNL Extension in Lancaster County

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Nasturtium Salad
Hanging baskets of nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are one herb that offer a lot of "flower power." Their spicy scented flowers bloom all summer. Both the leaves and the flowers are edible and taste like a mild radish. They may be planted in the ground, containers or hanging baskets. Their colors include yellow, red, orange, mahogany and cream.

They are an annual plant and must be replanted each year. Some varieties of nasturtiums are vining while others form mounds.

Toss them in a salad, cold soup or use them as garnishes for summer meals.

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