Marigold Flowers (Calendula)

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Marigold Flowers (Calendula) by Hatton Hill. Grown, harvested, and dried in Albania. Packed in the UK.

Marigolds are thought to be native to southern Europe, although their long history of cultivation makes their precise origins difficult to pin down. They grow in temperate regions as far north as the southern UK. Marigold flowers were used by ancient Greeks and Romans, and remain in use in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent as a medicinal herb and as a dye for fabrics, foods and cosmetics.

PURE, PREMIUM PRODUCT: Hatton Hill's sun-hued marigold flowers are grown in the most sun-drenched fields in Albania, gathered carefully and dried before being packed promptly to preserve their beautiful colour, flavour and aroma.    

USES: Probably the best-known use of marigold flowers is in making tea – a golden-hued brew that has a very mild flavour and which is enhanced by the addition of a little mint or lemon. Marigold petals add a wonderful splash of colour to salads, stir fries, quiches, tarts and desserts. Freeze them in ice cubes to give cold drinks a golden touch, or crumble them onto ice cream, cheesecake and smoothies. Marigold flowers add a strong golden colour to many dishes (think rice and grains, in particular) – so much so that they've won the affectionate nickname "poor man's saffron". Crumble them into your cooking to make it glow!  

Vegetarian ✓ Vegan ✓

Packed on premises that handle celery, cereals containing gluten, mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites, and tree nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamias).

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