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Salsify seeds **

Salsify seeds **

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Salsify, also known as white salsify or Spanish salsify, refers to two species of plants belonging to the genus Tragopogon: Tragopogon porrifolius and Tragopogon pratensis. Below is information on what salsify is and some of its uses:

  1. Botanical description: Salsify is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the Asteraceae (composite) family. Both Tragopogon porrifolius and Tragopogon pratensis are known for their edible roots and have dandelion-like flowers.

  2. Edible roots: The best-known edible part of salsify is its roots, which are elongated and white. These roots have a mild and slightly sweet flavor. They can be consumed raw, cooked, or added to stews and soups.

  3. Culinary uses: Salsify has been used in cooking as a vegetable with nutritional properties. It can be cooked in a variety of ways, such as boiled, roasted, or incorporated into stews and stir-fries. Salsify roots can also be used in purees or creams.

  4. Nutritional value: Salsify roots are a source of nutrients such as carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They also contain inulin, a type of soluble fiber that may have digestive health benefits.

  5. Ornamental use: In addition to its culinary uses, some varieties of salsify, especially Tragopogon pratensis, are grown for ornamental purposes due to their bright, fluffy flowers.

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