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Which flowers are edible?
Posted by Suttons Staff on 26 February 2014 10:24 AM

 

Edible Flower Tastes  Like Which Parts are edible?  Best eaten with/in
       
Calendula Peppery/citrus tang Petals Salads, stir-fries, coleslaw, biscuits, pasta dishes
Carnation Peppery/clove-like Petals Salads, meat dishes, desserts e.g. cheesecakes
French Marigold* Citrus Petals and leaves Salads, stir-fries, biscuits
Hollyhock Mild Marshmallow Petals, leaves and roots Garnish, salad dressings, fish dishes
Lavender** Mild sweetness Flowers Biscuits, herbal tea, cakes, crème brulee, ice cream
Nasturtium Peppery/watercress Whole flower and leaves Salads, stir-fries, curries, pasta and meat dishes
Pansy Lettuce Whole flower Garnish, salads, sandwiches, cake decorations, fruit salads
Poppy*** Nutty Seeds only Bread, biscuits, cakes
Sunflower Nutty Buds, petals and seeds Bread, biscuits, cakes. Steam unopened buds
Viola Mild Sweetness Whole flower Garnish, salads, sandwiches, cake decorations

*should only be eaten in moderation and do not eat African Marigolds.

** Lavender is very strong, only a tablespoon is needed to add flavour.

*** Only eat the seeds, the rest of the flower is poisonous.

If you have asthma or severe allergies take caution when eating edible flowers and try a small amount before adding to recipes.

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