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13 Edible Flowers You Should Eat But Probably Don’t
When you think about eating from the garden, you probably think about fresh
tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers.
However, you might not realize how healthy (and tasty!) the flower blossoms
can be. But people have been eating flowers for centuries, tracing back to
Roman times, and also to the Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Indian cultures.
But before you start randomly eating flowers from your garden, you'll need
to do a bit of research first. You don't want to go eating the wrong ones
some are deadly poisonous!
Flowers you grow yourself are probably the best. That way you know the
source and can ensure that they don't contain pesticides.
Some of the best edible flowers include:
Scarlet runner bean
Flowers can be a delicious treat.
But keep in mind that you should introduce flowers into your diet in small
quantities, one species at a time. Just like when babies introduce new foods
into their diet at a young age, you'll want to do the same for a new food
like edible flowers.
For a list of edible flower recipes, go to: