Borage Cress

Origin: Middle East
Flavour: cucumber, oyster
Use: crustaceans, high tea sandwiches, yogurt
Culture: socially responsible culture with biological crop protection
Availability: year-round
Shelf Life: between 36 - 39°F
Packaging: as a single variety box (16 cups)

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Borage is native to Mediterranean areas and spread in Central Europe by the Romans. Early settlers took it to North America where it now grows wild.Borage has been considered a mood-enhancer and is associated with inspiring courage. It has some characteristics that are not well known. The name originates from the Arabic word ‘Abu Rache’, ‘Abu’ means father and ‘Rache’ means sweating.When eating Borage Cress, it becomes obvious why the common name is ‘cucumber herb’. This product has a fresh taste, the leaf is soft and crispy. Some people even say that they can taste the flavour of a fresh oyster in Borage Cress.

- Hawkins, Kathryn. The Herb and Spice Companion. Quintet Publishing Ltd, 2007.
- Norman Jill. Herbs & Spices, the cook’s reference. DK Publishing Inc, 2002.