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orchid militaris

image from Swiss Orchid Foundation

Salep is a flour made from the tubers of orchid like Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris. Several orchids used to make this flour are facing extinction (see BBC article). This four is used in a lot of turkish beverage and desserts like the lovely lokum.

For more information read the very detailled article published in Botanica.com

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