You can eat flowers. Just think of cauliflower, broccoli, artichokes and zucchini flowers. There are more edible flowers: roses, violets, gillyflowers (Matthiola incana), nasturtium (Tropaeolum), marigolds, some orchids, dandelions, et cetera.
ATTENTION: Do NOT use flowers from a florist. These flowers are often saturated with pesticides and other chemicals, and are not to be eaten! Buy only flowers which you’re sure are unsprayed. Some greengrocers can deliver them. Or you can grow them in your own garden (but be sure not to use pesticides and such!).
The taste of flowers is not up to their looks. Whatever form or colour they have, they taste mainly like cress. Sugared flower leaves of violets and roses are delicious and decorative. Recipes: Garden Salad, Flowers in jelly for Valentine.
Laatste wijziging November 13, 2017