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Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Tell Me Why |

Can Flowers Be Eaten?

Can Flowers Be Eaten?

Yes, flowers can be eaten. In fact, in a world where flowers can be poisonous, you might be surprised to know that some blooms have satisfied stomachs for centuries. Flowers are added to foods to provide taste, aroma, and color.

England’s royalty ate violets in salad, candy and hare stew. Ancient Roman’s cooked rose petals with animal brains to make pudding, and America had no dandelions till immigrants brought them from Europe. People fry the petals in pancakes and eat the young leaves in salad or scrambled eggs.

With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary world. Flowers are part of many regional cuisines, including Asian, European, and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Content for this question contributed by Sean Smith, resident of Clark, southern Union County, New Jersey, USA