If you harvest them young, the leaves can be used in mixed salads. Later on they can be prepared like spinach. Buds and flower heads can be blanched,
deep-fried in batter or simply used for decoration. If their unique flavour doesn't appeal to you however, you can grow this pretty plant simply for decoration.
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