Edible Flowers

Exploring which flowers can be eaten, their nutritional benefits and recipes.

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Comment by Pam on January 30, 2014 at 10:39am
I haven't thought of eating sunflower petals. The flowers are so pretty though and I don't have many so I think I will leave them this year!
Comment by Isabell Strange on January 29, 2014 at 8:08am

I have just seen recipe book in which sunflower petals as well as seeds were added to a bread recipe. Could be worth a try.

Comment by Pam on January 24, 2014 at 9:42pm
I haven't been here for a while. I still have lots of calendula in my garden but no borage! I thought it was hard to get rid of but it seems to have gone all on its own. I have some nasturtium seeds but haven't planted them.
Comment by Isabell Strange on September 7, 2013 at 6:44pm

Thanks Ben for your message on Mioga Ginger flowers etc.

Comment by kiwi brown on January 24, 2013 at 10:42am

Yesterday was taking photo's of four types of beans with the flowers, green beans, dried pods and seeds.  It seemed a waste to throw out the little flowers so I ate them!  Guess what?....a mellow bean taste, sounds great for a green salad doesn't it..........for when one doesn't need any more green beans that it.

Comment by Kali on November 25, 2012 at 9:27am

miy abutilon is the yellow version of the same, Pam.

Comment by Pam on November 25, 2012 at 7:53am
I hadn't thought of adding calendula to stir fries. I will try that this week.
I had to look up abutilon. I have one in my garden but I have only heard it called Chinese lantern. Another one to try. I hope all varieties are edible. On Wikipedia my variety is the first photo on the top right.
Comment by Kali on November 24, 2012 at 10:49pm

Pam, fresh abutilon petals are succulent and sweet in a salad. I have been putting calendula petals into green smoothies, orange flecks amongst the green. :)

Comment by Steph Clout on November 24, 2012 at 8:17pm
Oh yum! I think I will try stirfrying them. Have grown them for ointment and pest control. Thank you :-)
Comment by Lynn on November 24, 2012 at 8:13pm

Calendula petals can be used in many things. I have thrown them into stir fries, yes. They are considered (and sometimes called and sold as) 'poor man's saffron'


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