Borage (starflower) is one of the herbals and flowers to use for cooking and decoration. Very common is the usage for famous “Frankfurt’s green sauce” . Flowers mostly used as lovely and edible decoration with a sweet honey-like taste. That#s the reason it’s prefered for dessert or salads.
Traditionally borage was cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, although today commercial cultivation is mainly as an oilseed.Borage production does include use as either a fresh vegetable or a dried herb. As a fresh vegetable, borage, with a cucumber like taste, is often used in salads or as a garnish.
In Italian Liguria, borage is commonly used as filling of the traditional pasta ravioli and pansoti.