Storage Tips: To store nastruciums, wrap the flowers in a moist paper towel carefully so they are not crushed. Then place them in a plastic container and put them in the refrigerator.
Usage Ideas: Before using the nasturciums, wash them carefully with cold water and dry them using a paper towel. Don’t use a salad spinner because you may damage the petals. The most common way to use nasturciums is as garnish, special dessert decorations or in salads, but you can also stir-fry them, cook them in butters, pasta or omelettes, add them to sandwiches or stuff them with cheese, chicken or seafood.
Although you can eat the whole flower, if the flavor is too strong, only use some petals and the leaves.
Fun Facts: Nasturciums are original from the Andean Region of Perú and Bolivia, but the name comes from a latin word that means “nose twist”referring to the strong peppery smell of the flower.
Nasturciums are high in vitamins A, C and D.