Which flowers are edible?
Posted by Dobies Staff on 26 February 2014 11:49 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. cheesecake
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 moderationand 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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