Indian Crest

Indian Crest (Tropaeolum majus ) is a flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae, originating in South America in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia.
It is a herbaceous annual plant with trailing stems growing to 1 m long or more.

Culinary use:
Indian Crests are grown for their flowers, and also because both their leaves and flowers are edible. They can be used in salads, imparting a delicately peppery taste. The seeds are also edible, and can be used as a caper substitute.

Medicinal use :
It is widely cultivated, both as an ornamental plant and as a medicinal plant.

Flavour :
It has a imparting a delicately peppery taste.

Other names :
Garden Nasturtium.
Monks Cress

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