They are prized not just for their visual aesthetic, but also for their gentle and exotic scents, unique flavours, and abundance of nutrients.
There are so many Edible Flowers…
- Pretty much all the flowers of edible herbs can be eaten (e.g. chamomile, sage, basil, thyme, rosemary, chives, dill, mint, lemon blam, oregano, parsley)
- The flowers from zucchini, pumpkin and butternut (fried or stuffed) are extremely yummy
- There are so many common flowers that are already in your garden, including roses, hibiscus and pansies, that make a delicious addition to sweet and savoury meals
- And wild flowers such as dandelion, purslane, mallow and red clover, are chock full of nutrients just waiting for you to get creative
Growing your own Edible Flowers is simple and fun. If you have a garden you are probably growing some already; if not, you could start up a garden bed, a collection of pots, or if you lack room, ‘vertical gardens’ are a wonderful option.
Nutrients in Edible Flowers