Also: Gurkenkraut, Gurkenkönig, Borgel, Himmelstern, Wohlgemut
Borage is an annual, bushy plant. It grows up to 80cm high with its strong, bristly hairy stems. The elongated oval leaves are also very hairy. The star-shaped, bright blue flowers appear all summer. They are edible like the leaves. Borage sows itself.
The young, tender leaves and flowers can be harvested all summer.
fresh, frozen, (dried it quickly loses its aroma)
Taste and smell
Taste: It tastes fresh, spicy, cucumber-like
Smell: It also has an intense cucumber odor.
Cooking and kitchen use with typical dishes
Soup: potato soup, tomato soup, cold cucumber bowl, cold melon bowl, vegetable stew
Fillings: fish, meat
Sauces: herb sauce, dips, mustard sauce, Frankfurt green sauce
Vegetables: stewed cucumber, spinach, beans, mushrooms
Salads: cucumber salad, leafy salad, tomato salad, carrot salad, zucchini salad, potato salad
Other: herbal quark, cucumber juice, fruit drinks, summer punch
Use in dietetics
Borage has an anti-inflammatory effect on kidney and bladder problems and also on phlebitis.