in Portugal

Gorgeous (bitter) yellow!…

“Azeda” – Bitter
It’s an herbaceous perennial plant, known in Portugal as “Azeda”, because it tastes bitter.
This plant belongs to the family of “Rumex Acetosella”. Though grow in any soil, it prefers the ones that are rich in iron like woods, wetlands or dark areas near watercourses. 6

A Azeda pertence à família das Poligonáceas (Rumex acetosa). Apesar de crescer em qualquer tipo de solo, prefere os que são ricos em ferro, os terrenos húmidos dos bosques e as zonas sombrias perto de cursos de água.   7

Aromatic herb: Thanks to its peculiar flavor, it’s used as a condiment in the preparation of various dishes, cooked or in salads. The “azedas” soup is a popular dish in Portugal, especially in the North and Northeast.
Medicinal herb: Due to the high content of Vitamin C is considered anti-scorbutic. Also exhibit diuretic properties and it’s employed in cases of anemia, as it has various combinations of iron. 8

Planta aromática: Graças ao seu sabor peculiar, usa-se como condimento na elaboração de vários pratos, cozidas ou em saladas. A “Sopa de azedas” é um prato popular em Portugal, especialmente no Norte e Nordeste transmontano.
Planta medicinal: Devido ao elevado conteúdo de Vitamina C considera-se antiescorbútica. Também apresenta efeitos diuréticos e emprega-se em casos de anemia, dado que possui várias combinações de ferro. 0 Azeda

Location: Murtal, Cascais
Google map > http://goo.gl/maps/Mma9n

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