Wild Food ForagingFlowers - Which Ones Are Edible and What They Taste Like

Flowers – Which Ones Are Edible and What They Taste Like

Edible Flowers. What a beautiful presentation flowers as food makes. Learn which ones are edible and what they taste like. Then you too can serve up totally gorgeous floral snacks and wow your guests. This plate of flower topped crakers with cheese spread is visually stunning and very appealing. There are loads of flowers that are edible.

Flowers – Which Ones Are Edible and What They Taste Like

Some will be good for salads others for soups. Some may make a gorgeous garnish and others might  be best as tea or even to flavor water. The pansy is edible and looks very pretty if you freese blossom in water in an ice cube tray and then use the pretty cube to chill drinks when you have guests. The gorgeous picture above was from a site called frutas del mundo which is no longer there. You can read all about what each flower tastes like and what it is best suited for at Whats Cooking America.  One thing to always remember is to make sure the flowers you are going to eat have not be sprayed with any poisons.  Here is a list of flowers that are edible.

Allium – onion, leek, garlic etc.
Angelica
Arugula
Basil
Bee Balm
Begonia
Calendula
Chamomile
Citrus – including Kumquat
Dandelions
Daylillies
Dianthus
Elderberry
English Daisy
Fennel
Frangipani
Fushia
Geranium
Gladiolus
Hibiscus
Hollyhock
Honeysuckle
Impatiens
Jasmine
Johnny Jump ups
Lavender
Lemon Bergamot
Lemon Verbena
Majoram
Mint
Mustard
Nasturtium
Orange Bergamot
Oregano
Pansy
Pea
Peony
Pumpkin
Queen Anne’s Lace
Rose
Rosemary
Scarlet Runner Bean
Savory
Squash
Thyme
Tuberose
Violas
Violets
Water Lily
Yucca

 

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Click here To see what each one tastes like and how to use it:

http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm

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