The flowers are exquisite and exciting to the eye so it was just about time someone wanted to eat them. The origin of the use of edible flowers dates back millennia, the first record in 140 B.C. In fact. Today, flowers are not used just to decorate plates (forget-me-not), they also are used for spice (saffron) wrapping (squash flowers) (hops). It is hard to restrict them, but here’s our top with too much bloom to pick from.
Some Edible Flowers:
1. Nasturtium is widely used as “stuffers” trailing down hanging baskets and are so loved for its happy Orange and Yellow Tones. Nasturtiums are edible entirely. Nasturtiums have edible flowers like watercress, which taste peppery. In salads or as adjusts, every color and variety is savory. You can eat the leaves, too. Some cooks use pepper-like nasturtium in spicy dishes to add a kick to the salad and to decorate in colour.
Sometimes used as an ornamental watercress, the leaves and flowers are smooth and shiny, from yellow to red. The plant grows completely and completely so that it is a perfect show flower.
2. Roses – Roses convey luxury and romance. Although normally only the flower’s petals are used to decorate or taste food, the whole flora is edible, while the flower’s interior is bitter. They have a sweet and very spicy taste.
Any rose variety is edible but it is most likely that the roses have the sweetest scent. Rose petals may be used to incorporate spice liquids or added to your preferred dishes with sugar or butter.
3. Lavender – Lavender has calming qualities, but is nutritious as well. They have a distinct flowering taste of a rosemary and mint shade. Just a hint of lavender wonders sweets like lavender ice cream.
Lavender is a violet flower which has an unmistakable scent. New or dried and paired with a number of ingredients, including citrus, berries and savory spices, can be consumed.
4. Calendula – Calendula’s past use of aroma extends back to antiquity. The ‘poor man’s saffron’ calendula gives food and the saffron-like flavor a yellow tint.
Calendula is one of the easiest herbs and a particularly versatile herb—naturally, it makes its way into the hearts and gardens of all herb lovers. It has, both internally and topically, been used for many years to treat cuts, burns and rash. A common medicine to support the immune system and raise the spirits are the sun-shining flowers. If not, the edible flowers in the floral heads are full of antioxidant compound (which appear like yellow petals).
5. Violets – Violets still use for the perfuming of salads, cakes and drinks in the Victorian period. They decorate beautifully frozen pastries, sorbets and cookies.
Violet is well-known for its wildflower appearance and is also used in well-kept and tended gardens. But you knew it’s also trendy to eat purple flowers? Whether it is to forge food plants in the wild or to prepare tasty flowers in the greenhouse, these colorful blooms will give thrilling visual appearance and interest of the old food or even motivate new cuisine.