- Nutritional value
The Latin name assigned to pelar leaves is Pelargonium. The average gardener, however, knows this plant under a different name: the Geranium. Its leaves have a soft texture and are green with a yellow margin.
Pelar leaves have a very distinct flavour. The exterior part of their leaves has a characteristic mild citrus flavour while the inside of the leaves tastes sweeter. This combination makes for a special taste sensation.
Pelar leaves are consumed raw. Sprinkled with a little salt and dribbled with olive oil, pelar leaves are a good addition to salads or a cold dish of fruits de mer. Yet, their sweet and sour taste combination also makes these leaves a perfect dessert ingredient.
When to consume
The optimum storage temperature is 2-7°C. At this temperature, they will remain fresh for up to 8-10 days.