Flowers That Are Edible

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Flowers That Are Edible

You normally use flowers for beauty purposes, to gift someone or to wear it on your hair, to look all the more beautiful. These are the most common uses of flowers. But, have you ever heard that flowers are edible? Yea, one or two you must be aware. But, have you ever heard the fact that there are almost 42 types of edible flowers?

Now, let us look at the some of the edible flowers in this article. May be after reading this article, you can change your diet plan, making one of the main course with flowers.

Allium

All flowers that come under the Allium category are edible and have good flavor too. Apart from flowers, you can even eat the rest of the plant.

Basil

The Basil flowers come in different colors and people do eat the leaves, stem and flowers. All of its part is used for various medicinal purposes as well.

Basil

Calendula/Marigold

Calendula or Marigold is indeed great to eat. It has a spicy, peppery and tangy taste. Its golden color adds more life to the dish.

Dianthus

Its petals are sweet. The blossoms are good to taste and has good smell too.

Dianthus

Dill

Yellow Dill flowers tastes more like herb leaves.

Fennel

Yellow Fennel flowers also taste and smell like herbs.

Gladiolus

Though they doesn’t taste good, their petals can be used for garnishing in salads.

gladiolus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus is eaten raw. They are used as flavoring agents in Tea. It can be even used for medicinal purposes.

Jasmine

Jasmines are widely used in tea. They are also used in as flavoring agents, but sparingly.

jasmine

Lavender

Lavender flowers are sweet, spicy and perfumed flowers. It is used in both savory and sweet dishes.

Mint

Alike its leaves, flowers are too minty. The intensity of the flavors differs in varieties.

Oregano

The flowers are just similar to its leaves and taste almost the same.

Rose

All roses are edible with slight differences in their taste depending on the strength of the color. It is mostly used in desserts and for garnishing.

rose

Rosemary

The flowers taste more like herbs alike its leaves. It is also used for garnishing dishes.

Sunflower

Sunflower petals are edible. They are even used for making oil.

sunflowers

Violets

Violets are not only beautiful, but are also edible. It is used for garnishing salads, desserts and drinks.

There are even more varieties in flowers which are edible. Here I have listed only the most common ones.

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