bird's foot trefoil


Bird's foot trefoil is a yellow sweet clover, bird's foot trefoil. A leguminous plant the leaves and flowers of which, when dried, have a pleasant aroma. This delicate herb is high in carotene and vitamin C. In order to preserve its fragrance, it should never be more than briefly parboiled. It can be used in marinades, salads, custard dishes and clear soups to add aroma. It can be used to stuff rabbit. In Switzerland, it is used to make herbal tea. Some cheeses, notably the German cow’s milk Schabzieger and curd cheese are flavoured with the yellow flowers.

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