"edible flower chart"

Edible Flower Chart

14 May
  • Heidi
  • 0 comment

Flowers are often used to adorn a dinner table – especially for those special ocassions and traditions.

Did you know that certain flowers are also edible and can be used in different styles of cuisines? In fact, flowers can be found on menus around the globe as they offer color and flavor to many dishes, including salads, appetizers, beverages and our entrees.

While not all flowers are safe to eat, there are some that offer health benefits.

Below is a list of edible flowers and how they can be used to accent any dish!

Arugala, Eruca vericaria

Great for Salads
and snacking

Nutty, spicy,
peppery flavor

Borage,
Borago officinalis

Great for Salads
and snacking

Tastes like cucumber, remove thorny
backside

Bachelor button,  Centauria
cynaus

Use in Salad

Sweet to spicy,
a bit like clove

Burnet,
Sanguisorba
minor

Use in Salads

Flavorless,
but colorful

Calendula,
Calenudla
officinalis

Add to Salads,
and for
making teas

Spicy, tangy, ‘
poor man’s saffron
adds golden color
to foods

Daylily,
Hemerocallis
species

Great for Salads
sautés

Sweet, crunchy,
somewhat like a
water chestnut

Lavender,
Lavendula
Species

Add to Salads,
and for making teas

Floral, strong perfume flavor,
use very lightly for color

Marigold,
Tagetes
tenuifolia

Add to Salads
and for
making teas

Spicy to bitter

Nasturtium,   Tropaeolum
majus

Great for Salads

Sweet, mildly
pungent
to peppery flavor

Onion/garlic,
Allium species

Great for Salads
or stir fry

Sweet onion,
garlic flavor

Pansy, Viola spp

Use in Salads

Mild sweet to
tart flavor

Pea, Pisum species
(sweet pea is poisonous)

Great for Salads
or stir fry

Tastes like peas,
also add tendrils
or fresh new shoots

Rose,
Rosa species

Add to Salads,
and for making
teas, infusions

Sweet, aromatic flavor
remove the white
bitter portion of petals

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis

Add to Salads,
and for making teas

Pinelike, sweet,
savory

Squah Blossom, Cucurbito
pep species

Salads, sautés, stuffed/battered

Sweet, nectar flavor

Thyme,
Thymus vulgaris

Add to Salads,
and for making teas

Lemony, adds a
nice light scent

Violet,
Viola species

Add to Salads,
and for making teas

Sweet, nectar flavor

 

Post comment

%d bloggers like this: