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About Golden samphire Edit

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The Golden samphire is a perennial coastal species, which may be found growing on salt marsh or sea cliffs across Eurasia.

Golden samphire has a tufted habit, and the plant may grow up to 1 m tall. It has narrow fleshy leaves and large flower heads, with six yellow petals which may be up to 15 cm across. The flowers are hermaphrodite (self-fertile) and may also be pollinated by bees, flies and beetles.

Young leaves may be eaten raw or cooked as a leaf vegetable.

Golden samphire Recipes Edit

Remove any flower heads and any woody bits at the base of the stalk. Drop soft and tender leaves into boiling water and scald for 2 mins. The resulting green water may be drunk when cool as it is full of vitamins. The scalded samphire leaves may be drizzled with a little oil and eaten as a vegetable hot or eaten when cold with cold meat or hors d'oevre. Once boiled the leaves can be used as a delicious added ingredient in your camp fire corned beef hash or added to boiled potatoes to eat with broiled fish. Mmmm, so tasty - and good for your digestion and inner cleanliness!

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