Which area of Spain is it typical?
- Autonomous region: Autonomous Community of Navarre
Borage has traditionally been a vegetable for local consumption but nowadays it is widespread. It can be found both fresh and preserved.
Borage is a plant reaching a height between 50 and 60cm, with oval leaves covered with down. The stems are long and green. Normally, only the stem is used in the industry. Its flavour is soft, quite sweet and very pleasant. It is sold fresh and packed or preserved. It is normally used to form an important part of recipes like stews, but it is a lovely garnish for fish and meat dishes.
- Type of product: Vegetables
- Season: It can be eaten all year round, but the best time for eating it fresh begins in autumn.
- Origin: The production area includes all the Navarrese riverside, in the south of the province.
- Where to buy: Borage can be found in most specialised shops in the Community of Navarre and in many supermarkets and superstores in Spain.
- Recipes: Vegetable stew
- Energy: Low
- Cholesterol: 0
- Comments: Rich in vitamins.