Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
Flowers Buzz Button™
Inventory, 30 ct : 1.00
This item was last sold on : 09/01/17
The Buzz Button™ flower has a bright golden yellow bud and is oval to round. It has a slightly tart grass like flavor though its real oral appeal lies not in its taste but the electrifying sensation it produces. Eating the bud of the Buzz Button™ flower has a numbing and strong tingling affect on the mouth, the more of the flower consumed the more intense and longer lasting the sensation.
Buzz Button™ flowers are available year-round.
Buzz Button™ flowers grow on the Acmella oleracea or Spilanthes oleracea plant. A member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), Buzz Button™ flowers are also known as sechuan button and toothache plant.
The leaves and flower head of the buzz button contain a natural analgesic, which numbs the tongue and gums when chewed. For this reason it is currently being studied by Cambridge University for use in the field of dentistry as a natural substitute for local anesthetics and NSAID’s (Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). It also stimulates the salivary glands resulting in increased saliva production, and may function as a simple tonic for healthy gums and oral flora or to treat those who suffer from dry mouth.
Because of its intensity on the unsuspecting palate, Buzz Buttons™ should be used sparingly. Shred flowers and use to enhance the flavor of sauces, soups, stir-fries, dressings and syrups. Sprinkle atop sorbet and ice cream or incorporate a cocktail for an added kick. The tingling sensation produced by the Buzz Button™ is evident in both raw and cooked preparations.
The Buzz Button™ flower is believed to be native to Peru and Brazil where it has been used for centuries to treat toothaches. In addition to oral pain it has also long been used in the treatment of dysentery, skin diseases, malaria and throat infections in Africa, India and South America. In the early 2000’s the popularity of the buzz button flower in the culinary and mixology world began to pick up in the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Tavern at the Beach||San Diego CA||858-272-6066|
|Ponsatys||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|Eclipse Chocolate||San Diego CA||619-578-2984|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
Recipes that include Flowers Buzz Button™. One is easiest, three is harder.