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Borage (Edible)

The borage (also known as the starflower) in an herb with edible leaves. The flowers are typically blue. It has been used in cooking and medicine.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: SEEDS: Plant outdoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date.

Fall: Perennial Plant (produce for multiple years)

Preferred Growing Climate: Mild Mediterranean

Planting Depth: 1/2”

Plant Spacing: Thin seedlings to 2′

Days to Germinate: 5-10 days

Days to Harvest: 42 days

In Season:

Summer

Pairs Well With:

Fish, salad, soup

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per 100 grams

Calories: 21

% Daily Value*

Total fat: 0.7 g    1%

Saturated fat: 0.2 g    1%

Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g

Monounsaturated fat: 0.2 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg    0%

Sodium: 80 mg    3%

Potassium: 470 mg    13%

Total Carbohydrate: 3.1 g    1%

Protein: 1.8 g    3%

Vitamin A: 84%    Vitamin C: 58%

Calcium: 9%    Iron: 18%

Vitamin D: 0%    Vitamin B-6: 5%

Vitamin B-12: 0%    Magnesium: 13%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.