Edible flowers?

TalkkPiroo
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TalkkPiroo
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Joined: 1:36 PM - May 31, 2018

11:43 AM - Jun 13, 2018 #1

Hello everyone! How are you? I love cooking so I prepare lots of dishes. Sometimes I even conduct some experiments in my kitchen! I also use lots of my veggies in my dishes that I grow in my garden; however, I have never tried edible flowers. What about you? Is it tasty? I read that pansies are very good and also locust trees. Have you ever eaten edible flowers? Tell me your experience and which flower is the best.
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kitty58
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3:38 PM - Jun 14, 2018 #2

I grow edible flowers in my outdoor dining room. Quite a few flowers are edible, whether they taste OK is another thing LOL. 

Here are some I've grown, though I've taken the chart from another site to save time typing. Also most fuschias have edible berries I've grown severa varieties but fuschia 'fuschiaberry' has been especially bred for it's berries. The fruit is high in Vitamin C. It keeps on flowering while fruiting. Tasty berries and beautiful blooms,  flavour combines fig and kiwi and there are loads of berries on an established plant
Carnation Peppery/clove-like Petals Salads, meat dishes, desserts e.g. cheesecakes
French Marigold* Citrus Petals & leaves Salads, stir-fries, biscuits
Hollyhock Mild marshmallow Petals, leaves & roots Garnish, salad dressings, fish dishes
Lavender*** Mild sweetness Flowers Biscuits, herbal tea, cakes, creme brulee, ice cream
Nasturtium Peppery/watercress Whole flower & leaves Salads, stir-fries, curries, pasta dishes, meat dishes
Pansy Lettuce Whole Flower Garnish, salads, sandwiches, cake decorations, fruit salads
Poppy** Nutty Seeds only Bread, biscuits, cakes
Sunflower Nutty Buds, petals & seeds Bread, biscuits, cakes. Unopened buds can be steamed like artichokes
Viola Mild sweetness WHole flower Garnish, salads, sandwiches, cake decorations



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SpideyTheGhost
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Joined: 4:26 PM - Jan 27, 2005

9:52 AM - Jul 06, 2018 #3

Also the flowers of a vegetable: courgette / zucchini flowers are absolutely delicious. Sweeter than the mature veg, and without the high water content.
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