Eryngium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apiaceae containing about 250 species and with a worldwide distribution. While some species are grown as ornamental plants in gardens, others like Eryngium creticum or eryngo in English, panicaut de crete in French and “Kors Anneh” in Arabic are collected in the wild and used for their medicinal and culinary benefits.
“Kors Anneh” grows around the Mediterranean region including Lebanon, Syria and Palestine where is it knows as the “thorn of Abraham”. This thorny plant grows on different altitudes in dry soils. During spring, the new soft leaves are prepared in salads. “Kors Anneh” leaves are rich in antioxidants and have been used to treat a number of diseases.
“Kors Anneh” leaves
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, mashed
- Wash the “Kors Anneh” leaves thoroughly to clean them and remove plant debris that might be stuck between them
- Finely chop the leaves and put them in a salad bowl
- Add the other ingredients and mix well
- Enjoy with moujaddara on the side