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They Create A Buzzing Sensation On The Tongue is small in size, measuring 2 to 5 centimeters in diameter, and is comprised of five petals arranged in a saucer-like shape surrounding a cluster of colored stamens, which extend from the center of the flower. Dianthus comes in a variety of vibrant hues, ranging from white to deep purple, and some flowers showcase a darker linear section in the center of each petal, creating a ring. The flowers have a wrinkled texture and fringed petals, developing a jagged appearance along the petal’s edge. The flowers also have a sweet and spiced flavor with warm notes of clove and a slightly bitter nuance held in the base of the flower.
Alternative names : Szechuan buttons or buddha button,Toothache Plant, Jambu, Sansho Buttons, and Electric Buttons. Buzz Button flowers are botanically classified as Acmella Olercea and are a member of the Asteraceae family
Electric Buttons flowers provide an effervescent experience unlike other edible flora. The small, bright yellow flowers are specialty flowers grown by 4 Leaf Farms in Cantonment FL, and were selected to provide chefs with an ingredient that stimulates the entire mouth, not just the tastebuds. The flowers have been utilized for centuries as a natural pain reliever in grown with prevalence in South America they are known as Sichuan Buttons there. It is important to note that Electric Buttons flowers are not related to Sichuan peppercorns and only share a similar name due to their mouth-numbing properties. Despite their ancient roots, Electric Buttons flowers did not become popular in culinary dishes and mixology in the Unites States until the early 21st century. Chefs highly favor the flowers for their bright coloring, grassy, subtly tart flavor, and ability to electrify and awaken the palate, heightening flavors within a dish. The zingy blooms can be used whole as a garnish, crushed and sprinkled, or sliced and incorporated into smaller amounts to control the tingling sensation within a dish.
Electric Buttons flowers contain spilanthol, a compound absorbed through the soft tissue in the mouth that gives the flowers their tingling, numbing sensation. Spilanthol provides anti-inflammatory properties, acting as a natural analgesic, and stimulates the trigeminal nerve, triggering a sensory, saliva-inducing reaction in the mouth. The flowers are utilized in folk medicines throughout South America and Asia to naturally numb pain associated with toothaches and sore throats, and they are also blended into skin creams to relax muscles, temporarily decreasing the appearance of wrinkles topically.
Electric Buttons flowers are primarily used as an edible accent to enhance both sweet and savory culinary dishes. The flowers can be placed into raw or cooked preparations, and light heat will not lower the intensity of the flower’s flavor. Electric Buttons flowers can be used whole as a garnish to consume alongside the meal to showcase different flavors, or the flowers can be chopped into smaller pieces and incorporated into salads, stir-fries, sushi, pasta, and soups. Electric Buttons flowers can also be crushed and mixed into salt, sprinkled into creamy sauces such as beurre blanc, or used as a fresh topping over sorbet, ice cream, and chocolate desserts. In addition to using the flowers whole, oils, syrups, and alcohols can be infused with the flower’s essence to capture the tingling sensation for vinaigrettes, cocktails, and desserts. The intensity of Electric Buttons flowers will vary depending on the individual and their palate. It is recommended to start with smaller amounts and gradually add more to develop a sensory dish. Electric Buttons flowers pair well with citruses such as lemons, grapefruit, limes, and oranges, honey, agave, ginger, mango, cucumbers, seafood, poultry, and springtime vegetables including peas, fava beans, and green garlic. Whole Electric Buttons flowers should be used immediately for the best quality and flower and will keep up to 2 weeks when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
In the United States, Electric Buttons flowers have become a unique mixology ingredient used to elevate flavors within specialty cocktails. The flowers can be floated whole on top of a drink, or they can be crushed and used to rim the glass, sprinkled over the surface for added color and flavor, muddled into the drink, or infused into syrups and foams for a unique mouthfeel. One of the most famous cocktails that incorporate Electric Buttons flowers is at The Chandelier Bar in The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Mixologist Mariena Mercer created the Verbena cocktail, a citrus and ginger-infused margarita, and paired with an entire Electric Buttons flower to eat and enjoy while drinking. The flower changes the drink’s flavor as it is consumed, creating an interactive and memorable experience. The Verbena cocktail began as a hidden drink, not listed on the menu, and the secret cocktail has remained the bar’s best-selling drink since its opening in 2010. Mercer also developed another cocktail incorporating the tingling essence of Electric Buttons flowers into a fruit leather that is pinned as a garnish on the side of the glass. Beyond using the flowers crushed or whole, mixologists use their creative nature to infuse the flowers into elements of the cocktail as an exciting surprise. The Fuzzy Tauntaun at Oga’s Cantina inside the Disneyland Resort is a twist on the classic fuzzy navel, but it is topped with a Electric Buttons foam. The drink was released in 2018 and has become a menu favorite as the foam creates an unexpected numbing, tingling sensation on the lips and in the mouth.
Electric Buttons flowers are believed by experts to be native to regions of South America, where they have been used for centuries as a medicinal ingredient to treat toothaches and joint swelling. The flowers grow in a wide climate range from tropical to temperate locations, and through explorers and trade routes, they have also become naturalized in areas of Africa, India, and Haiti. Electric Buttons flowers were introduced to the United States in the early 21st century and quickly became a specialty ingredient used by chefs and mixologists. The Electric Buttons flowers featured in the photograph above were cultivated and packaged at 4 Leaf Micros Farm in Cantonment FL. A Fresh From Florida grower. we grow 53 varieties of edible flowers some year-round to produce flavorful, attractive, safe, and quality blooms.
This item is Seasonal for 4LeafMicros Approximately Late February to late November Spring and grown to order we will email you with availability and date when your order will be ready.
We grow through the winter months for weekly order customers only as we have limited indoor space to grow.
See Facebook or Instagram for extra items that are available each week. Approximate grow time is 60 to 80 Days for a specific color so plan ahead and contact via contact form
We are selling growers choice assortments in this listing.
Limited flowers Available weekly in the Artisan Sampler Mix.
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