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French nursery specialises in plants that taste of cheese or oysters

A gardener at a nursery near Bordeaux has perfected a way to grow plants that taste like oysters, marshmallows, or even camembert.

Cyril Perpina currently grows 154 types of plant at his Serre ô Délices nursery in Biganos, in the Gironde department. 

While over half are traditionally considered ornamental, he has found many can be used in cooking for their unusual flavors, as herbal teas, in soaps, or in cleaning products.

“In 2023, I do not understand how we [can] spend so much time and water growing a plant just because it is beautiful. I do not see the point! I have a very practical side,” the 46-year-old told l‘Actu.

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