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Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in Unusual edibles | 0 comments

Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Eating the leaves and fruits of plants are all well and good but did you know that many flowers are also edible. Often they have a milder and sweeter flavour than the leaves of the plant they came from. Below is a list of some of the edible flowers you might like to try.

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Borage flowersBorage: Blue star like flowers

Borage

Mild cucumber taste. Use flowers in salads or crystalise them for use on cakes & desserts.

English lavender flowersEnglish lavender: Purple flower spikes

Lavender

Strong floral fragrance. Use sparingly by adding to sugar & sugar syrups or crystalise for cakes and desserts.

nasturtium flowersNasturtium: Large yellow, red or orange flowers

Nasturtium

Large, brightly coloured flowers with a spicy, peppery taste.

OreganoOregano: Small pale purple flowers

Oregano

Mildly flavoured with a balsamic & citrus scent.

Rosemary flowersRosemary: Small light blue flowers

Rosemary

Flowers have a mild rosemary aroma & taste & are slightly sweet.

Violet flowers Violet: Pretty purple or purple / white flowers

Violet

Flowers are slightly sweet and with a subtle taste resembling their scent.

Pineapple sage flowersPineapple sage: Bright red flowers

Pineapple Sage

Flowers have a faint flavour of pineapple with a slight sweetness. Sprinkle over fresh pineapple and ice-cream.

Thyme flowersThyme: Tiny white or purple flowers

Thyme

Mildly flavoured with a balsamic & citrus scent.

Also, flowers from:

Pansies, Marigolds, Sunflowers, Dandelions, Mallow, Mustard, Clover, Camomile, Roses, Garlic, Chives, Snapdragons, Sunflowers

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