Nothing says gourmet like a sprinkling of colorful edible flower petals, a tiny bouquet of edible flowers are a fun and a simple way to add color and flavor to all sorts of dishes- especially when you can pick them right from your own garden.
Most edible flowers are best eaten raw. Simply pick and rinse with water. Flowers will taste and look their best right after they have blossomed, rather than after they have been open for a few days.
Not every flower is edible. So stick with flowers that you know you can eat to ensure your safety or check out our edible flowers list below
1. Flower power Rose
Not only delightful to witness they are an edible.
Violets are medicinal. Sweet violets are edible flowers that can be used in a variety of salads, soup, desserts, tea and other medicinal uses.
The tiny flower buds and petals make great sandwiches, salads, and children love to flower pick daisies and make daisy necklaces.
Every part of these plants are edible flowers. All blossoms from the allium family (leeks, chives, garlic, garlic chives) are edible and flavorful!
Beautiful color and variety, flowers range from pale lavender-blue to deep rose and have a licorice-like flavor.
6. Anise hyssop
Both flowers and leaves taste like licorice and subtle anise.
Small Blossoms with a peppery flavor much like the leaves.
8. Bachelor’s button
The petals are edible and are grassy in flavor and taste. Avoid the calyx, it’s bitter.
Blossoms come in a variety of colors, from white to pink to lavender; it tastes like the leaves, but milder.
10. Bee balm
Minty flavor in the red of the flowers.
Blue Blossoms that taste like cucumber!
12. Calendula / marigold
Calendula blossoms are spicy, peppery and tangy. A great flower for eating, and their golden color adds vibrant golden to any dish.
13. Carnations / dianthus
Petal blossoms taste like their perfumed Aroma, and are sweet, once trimmed.
Eat only the petals, remove stamens and pistils before eating. Do not eat roadside flowers or those picked in public parks. Both may have been treated with pesticide and roadside flowers may be polluted by car exhaust.
If you are allergic to anything, introduce edible flowers gradually, as they may exaggerate the allergies.
Water your flowers and communicate with them as the grow. Flowers are highly intuitive and speak with you in a telepathic language.
Flower tip: Ice water can revitalize limp flowers.
We love flowers and plan on sharing our edible flower series of ebooks coming soon to a smart phone, tablet or any other technical device soon.
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