Rose petals, angelica, anise hyssop, allium, arugula, bachelor’s button, basil, bee balm, borage, chervil, geranium, dianthus, carnations, chicory, calendula, chrysanthemum, clover, dill, dandelion, fennel, English daisies, hibiscus, holly hocks, jasmine, impatiens, violets, pansies, sage, violas, lilac, lavender, lemon verbana, chamomile and nasturtium leaves are all edible flowers. Choose organically grown from your local farmers market, garden center or specialty grocery stores.
Flowers also provide nutrition.
- Dandelion flowers contain antioxidant properties and flavonoids, including FOUR times the beta carotene of broccoli, as well as lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. They’re also a rich source of vitamins, including folic acid, riboflavin, pyroxidine, niacin, and vitamins E and C.
- Violets contain rutin, a phytochemical with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that ay help strengthen capillary walls.
- Rose petals contain bioflavonoids and antioxidants, as well as vitamins A, B3, C and E.
- Nasturtiums contain cancer-fighting lycopene and lutein, a carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits that is important for vision health
- Lavender contains vitamin A, calcium and iron, and is said to benefit your central nervous system.
- Chive blossoms (the purple flower of the chive herb) contain vitamin C, iron and sulfur, and have traditionally been used to help support healthy blood pressure levels.
Daphne, foxglove, daffodils, and hyacinths are poisonous flowers that should not be used for food purposes.
Add edible flowers to a cake.
Have a real spring salad.
Make food prettier.
Add flowers to popsicles.
Add flower ice cubes for teas and flavored waters.
Your drinks will look fancy.
These ice cubes will make even ice water special.
Add small edible flowers to drinks.
Make an ice bowl for your fruit.
Add delicate flavor to snacks.
Flowers give smoothies and soups a touch of spring.
Add flowers to pancakes.
Just a few petals on a dessert make it a masterpiece.
Add flowers for a luxurious bath.
Say I love you with flowers.
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