Turkey: High interest shown in the edible flower in Antalya with a popping candy feel in the mouth

Edible flowers are a product group that started with a single variety by Erust Tarim company in a 5-decare greenhouse in the Serik district of Antalya and exceeds 15 varieties today. These flowers, which add flavor to meals, salads, and desserts and color the tables with their visuality, were also used in the meals, salads, and desserts of world leaders at the G20 Summit held in Antalya in 2015. Edible flowers include plum, bean, latin, crystal, violet, viola, basil, crystal, pumpkin, onion, cucumber. One of the most interesting of these is the electric flower.

Stating that edible flower production started in 2008, the company's marketing manager Burak Akbulut: "Those who saw the edible flowers for the first time were greatly surprised and did not believe that they could be eaten at first. The use of edible flowers in many dishes, salads, and desserts has become widespread. We produce in a 5-decare greenhouse. These flowers, which are the biggest choice of chefs in restaurants and hotels, are very effective in meals as the final touch. It helps in terms of appealing to both the eyes and the stomach. 

People hesitate to taste it at first but they have a perfect feeling after they taste it and they come back to taste it again. It is also very rich in vitamins and minerals. There is an average of 20 edible flowers in the packages and the price is around 1.5 USD. World leaders also decorated their meals at the G20 Summit held in Antalya in 2015. Each of the edible flowers, for which no pesticides are used in their production, has different colors and flavors. The yellow, velvety electric flower enables the salivary glands to be activated because it has a feature that washes your mouth when you eat, you will experience the flavors and aroma of the things you eat more intensely. It is a flower that improves the taste texture. It feels like an electric shock. You feel a slight pricking as it happens with popping candy."

Source: Milliyet


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