Top 25 Flowers For Color And Taste

The flowers on this list not only look attractive but are also tasty enough to eat. It is well known that nasturtium flowers make a tasty addition to a salad, but some of the other flowers described below are not so well known. In fact flowers have been used in the kitchen for hundreds of years going back to the era of the Chinese emperors and the Ancient Romans. I came across this list of edible flowers in an article which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website.

Did you know that you can actually eat some types of flowers? Here’s a variety of edible flowers that you can grow in your garden or backyard.

English Daisy
Fine restaurants have increased interest in the creative use of flowers in the kitchen. Many gardeners enjoy flowers for color ? or for attracting humming birds, butterflies and honey bees. Add to your gardening pleasure by growing flowers for food use.
The culinary use of flowers has a long history, including in ancient Rome and China. In colonial times, settlers supplemented their diets with flowers. An array of sumptuous recipes that call for flowers date from Victorian England. Cuisines in parts of Asia, Europe, India and the Middle East make use of edible flowers.
Culinary herbs are a good source of tasty flowers. The flowers usually taste similar to the leaves. For garnishes, use flowers whole or as petals. Except in the case of herbs, stems usually don?t taste as good as the flowers and may be bitter. Edible garden flowers of all kinds make attractive additions to bottles of oil or vinegar.

1. Violet

Violet
Their sweet scent has made violets a favorite for centuries. They?re popular for posies, candies and perfumes. They?re handy to decorate small items that would be overpowered by larger blossoms.

2.?Tulip

Tulip
These large blooms on naked stems come in a rainbow of colors, including dramatic bi-colored blooms. Take them apart to mix the sweet petals into salads or cook with them.

3.?Thyme

Thyme 01
Thyme sports dainty purple, pink or white flowers that are milder than the leaves. Grow it with other herbs near the kitchen in a bed, container garden or window box.

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