This huge list of edible flowers and what they taste like will hopefully inspire you to plant and harvest flowers to add to your homestead cooking.
Let the beautiful colorful assortment of flowers that you grow as part of your landscaping be a hidden food source that can be picked and added into your leafy green salads. Each flower has a unique flavor that burst upon your tongue and is a wonderful way to add diversity to your diet therefore boosting your immune system. The more food that you eat that was locally grown, your body will response less to the allergens in your environment.
Add flowers to stir fry, dipped in sugar (candied) to decorate cakes, diced into salads, frozen in ice cubes, infuse to flavor oils, vinaigrettes, jellies, and marinades.
Asthmatics or others who suffer allergic reactions to composite-type flowers (calendula, chicory, chrysanthemum, daisy, English daisy, and marigold) should be on alert for possible allergic reaction. If you are prone to allergies, introduce flowers in small amounts so you can judge their effect. Some have a much more pronounced flavor than others, so you’ll need to judge accordingly.
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