Edible Flowers

Flowers have always been pleasing to the eye, but pleasing to the taste buds? More and more, edible flowers are becoming popular as a gourmet treat. Typically greenhouse grown for human consumption, edible flowers are very safe to eat. Chemical and pesticide free, edible flowers can add a sophisticated flair to any meal. Sprinkle edible flowers in salads, freeze whole small flowers into ice cubes for punches, or use a colorful blossom as a garnish for your favorite dip. Many varieties of annuals and certain varieties of orchid can be used to enhance any cuisine. Be sure to check a trusted food reference chart before experimenting, and be aware that asthmatics should avoid some flowers.

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Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Flower petals
  • Confetti
  • Flower garnish

Most varieties of edible flowers can be stored at 35 to 40F. they require a humid enviornment and will quickly wilt if left exposed to the air. Store orchids at 50 to 55F.

  • Carnations
  • Calendula
  • Daisy
  • Marigold
  • Nasturtium
  • Rose
  • Lavender
  • Pansy
  • Viola
  • Violet
  • Orchid

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