Sea Kale Seed (Crambe maritima)

Although sea cabbage has been cultivated for thousands of years, particularly in Greece, it didn’t appear on tables in England until the 17th century, and was then grown in the vegetable garden of King Louis XIV. This plant, with its ample silvery green foliage, grows naturally on the European coastline. It has become a protected species in the wild but is easily grown in gardens. Completely edible, from the roots to the flower buds, the taste of its fruit is similar to asparagus and hazelnut. Its leaves contain highly prized therapeutic properties.