Traditional and Modern Use of Common Mallow

How to Use Common Mallow

The leaves of are eaten as spinach, put into soups to give them a good smooth texture, or used as a tea substitute.

The flowers are used as a vegetable garnish.

Unripe fruits, called cheeses, are eaten as a nibble or can be lacto-fermented to preserve them.

 Common Mallow Recipes

Scientific name: Malva sylvestris
Family: Malvaceae

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2 thoughts on “Traditional and Modern Use of Common Mallow

  1. As a child my mother and uncle used to collect and eat the seeds of the common mallow, they called them nuts.

    I’ve never thought of using the flowers as a garnish, they’d look so pretty! Thank you for another fascinating wild flower feature.

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