Marigold Petals

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Buy the best marigold petals at David Vanille, your online store forquality spices. Grown in the Nile Delta, our marigold petals, also known as calendulas, are carefully selected for their radiant color and subtly sweet taste. Use them to decorate your dishes or to give a floral touch to your teas and infusions.

Discover its benefits, its history and its use in cooking in our description.

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What are marigold petals?

Marigold petals are edible flowers, also known as Calendula officinalis. The petals are typically used as a culinary ingredient, but they have also been used for medicinal purposes in many cultures.

The history of marigold petals since ancient times

Marigold petals have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, including by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Marigold petals were used to treat a variety of health problems, such as stomach aches, menstrual pain and skin inflammation. In the Middle Ages, marigold petals were also used to add color to dishes.

The benefits of marigold

Marigold petals are rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and protect cells from free radical damage. They also contain compounds that can help stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can reduce the signs of aging. Marigold petals also have antibacterial and antifungal properties, making them a useful ingredient in skin care products. Finally, they can help relieve menstrual pain and reduce symptoms related to inflammation.

How to use marigold flowers?

Marigold petals are often used in dishes to add a touch of color and a subtly sweet flavor. They can be used fresh or dried and are often added to soups, salads, stews and pasta dishes. Marigold petals can also be used to brew teas or herbal teas. Outside of the kitchen, marigold petals can be used in skin care products such as lotions, creams and lip balms. They can also be used to make infusions and decoctions to relieve menstrual pain and symptoms of inflammation.

Recipes with Marigold Petals

Marigold Petal Tea Infusion: Add a small amount of dried marigold petals to hot water and steep for 5-10 minutes. You can add honey for sweetness if needed.

Wild rice with marigold petals: Cook wild rice according to package instructions. Add chopped fresh marigold petals, olive oil and salt and mix well.

Marigold Petal Jam: Mix 3 cups of fresh marigold petals with 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until the mixture thickens. Pour the jam into sterilized jars and let cool before serving.

Fruit salad with marigold petals: Dice a variety of fruits, such as strawberries, kiwis, oranges and mangoes. Add fresh marigold petals and toss well. Serve with a mint vinaigrette. Marigold Petal Herb Butter: Mix softened butter with chopped fresh herbs, such as basil or chives, and chopped fresh marigold petals. Roll the mixture into a log shape in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Marigold Petal Cake: Add chopped fresh marigold petals to your favorite cake recipe to add a touch of color and floral flavor. You can also use dried marigold petals for a more subtle flavor.

Vanilla Marigold Ice Cream: Make vanilla ice cream according to your favourite recipe. Add chopped fresh marigold petals and stir well. Freeze ice cream until solid. Serve with extra marigold petals on top.

Strawberry Marigold Tartlets: Make tartlets using your favourite recipe. Top with sliced fresh strawberries and fresh marigold petals. Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream.

Marigold Petal Pasta Sauce: Sauté chopped garlic in olive oil. Add diced tomatoes, chopped fresh marigold petals and spices of your choice. Simmer the sauce for about 15 minutes. Serve over al dente pasta.

Cucumber and radish salad with marigold petals: Thinly slice cucumbers and radishes. Add fresh marigold petals and mix well. Season with a light vinaigrette.

Marigold Petals Cookies: Add dried marigold petals to your favorite cookie recipe for a subtle floral taste. You can also use fresh marigold petals for added color.

Vegetable and marigold soup: Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil. Add vegetables of your choice, such as carrots and zucchini. Add vegetable broth and chopped fresh marigold petals. Simmer until vegetables are tender.

Lemon Marigold Muffins: Add fresh marigold petals and grated lemon peel to your favourite muffin recipe. Serve with lemon butter.

Marigold Spread: Mix cream cheese with chopped fresh marigold petals, lemon juice and olive oil. Serve with toast or crackers.

Vegetable and marigold omelet: Beat eggs with vegetables of your choice, such as spinach and peppers. Add chopped fresh marigold petals and cook the omelet over medium heat until golden brown.

I hope these recipe ideas inspire you to try new ways to use marigold petals in your cooking!

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