Foodie Pharmacology Podcast

Salep: The Edible Orchids with Susanne Masters

June 23, 2019

Orchids are a plant lover’s delight – they bring this amazing level of beauty to home interiors and gardens. Many of you plant lovers may have a lovely orchid decorating your home, or office or garden. Many of the orchids sold commercially are propagated through cell culture techniques so as not to deplete wild collections. Orchids aren’t just for beauty though – some of them are even edible. One edible example you may be familiar with is vanilla – this comes from the fruit pod of an orchid species that is native to Central America. In the Balkans, there are several species that are consumed, with the underground tubers being harvested to create a special beverage called salep. Join me from Kosovo as I sit down to chat about salep with orchid expert, Susanne Masters!

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