Cornflowers offer a slightly sweet to spicy, clove-like flavour. A natural food colourant you only need a tease or a tad to feel the potency from this blue cornflower.
As edible flowers and petals, the vibrancy or softness of its hue, its somewhat mysterious allure or comfortable tone, show its diversity as a colourant, for blending and as a complement to ingredients such as rose or pineapple sage.
Use as the finishing touch on fruit loaves, a natural addition to homemade breads, sprinkled on ice cream or to garnish poached summer fruits. Cornflowers are perfect for soap making and natural food colouring for kids’ play dough.
Traditionally cornflowers have long been appreciated for helping with fever, constipation, water retention, and chest congestion. For those with gallbladder and liver concerns, the bitterness of cornflowers can be a tonic. Excellent for menstrual disorders and candida, cornflowers are well known to relieve symptoms.
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