Freeze-dried edible mustard flowers picked in our garden in Solkan, Slovenia.
Our flowers are edible and grown organically on our small scale family farm. Every flower is hand picked and arranged by us. We do not use any additives, preservatives, pesticide or chemical in the product nor process.
Now, about freeze-drying. We snapfreeze everything as soon as we can, this locks in nutrients and flavour, but also preserves the shape and colour of the flowers best. The blooms are then transferred to a freeze-dryer where they will sit quite a while, up to a few days. The freeze-dryer applies enormous vacuum which enables the drying process to happen without high temperatures. First we “heat” to a few C° and we finish at max. 30C°. Astronauts who go to space eat freeze-dried food, and now you do too if you buy a jar . The blooms are very versatile, you can cook with them a risotto, throw them on your pizza after baking, make a colourful sourdough or use it as a final garnish on your plate. You can also freeze them back in ice cubes, candy them or just give them as a special gift. They taste similar to rocket or wasabi.
The product should be stored airtight at room temperature and keeping it in the dark will preserve the colours. It is safe to eat them technically forever, however they are best consumed by 6 months.
We are a family business who forages and freezedries herbs and leaves in the Mediterranean region of Slovenia and Italy. Our favourites are wild rose, robinia, elderflower and bay leaves. Totally wiiiilldd!!