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Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica) also called Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, and Norwegian Angelica is a plant related to fennel, anise, caraway, parsley and chervil.

Angelica is native to Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland, mostly in the northern parts of the countries. It is cultivated in France.

Angelica is used mostly as vegetable or for its medical properties (anti bacterial, anti fungal, it is also good for digestive system), but bright green stems of angelica plant can be also candied and used for cake decoration (very popular in Poland). Angelica seeds and angelica roots are sometimes used in making absinthe, gin or other liquors.

Candied angelica should have sweet aromatic, spicy flavour… unfortunately the one presented above is just sweet, with no flavour at all.

  • On the picture candied angelica for cake decoration.
  • Most information source: Wikipedia.

Your thoughts…

  1. yum! that looks interesting. cool post :)

  2. I have never heard of it. I learned something new today! Thank you.

  3. I learn something new every day. Bloggers are the best!!

  4. That is way interesting! I’d never heard of it but would love to try it sometime. What a beautiful color.

  5. never seen it before, but heard it a lot. how does it taste?

  6. It was grown not too far from where we lived in the Vendee and used for candies, jellies, and teas. It’s such a pretty green – always very tempting to buy…

  7. Ah, so that’s what angelica is! I needed some this Xmas for a recipe but had to make a substitution :(

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