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Adding flowers to your food can be a nice addition of color and flavor, trileptal online review but be sure to follow these tips for eating flowers safely.

The culinary use of flowers dates back thousands of years to the Chinese, trileptal online review Greek and Romans. Trileptal online review Many cultures use flowers in their traditional cooking — think of squash blossoms in Italian food and rose petals in Indian food. Trileptal online review Adding flowers to your food can be a nice way to add color, trileptal online review flavor and a little whimsy. Trileptal online review Some are spicy, trileptal online review and some herbacious, trileptal online review while others are floral and fragrant. Trileptal online review The range is surprising. It’s not uncommon to see flower petals used in salads, trileptal online review teas, trileptal online review and as garnish for desserts, trileptal online review but they inspire creative uses as well — roll spicy ones (like chive blossoms) into handmade pasta dough, trileptal online review incorporate floral ones into homemade ice cream, trileptal online review pickle flower buds (like nasturtium) to make ersatz capers, trileptal online review use them to make a floral simple syrup for use in lemonade or cocktails. Trileptal online review (See a recipe for Dandelion Syrup here.) I once stuffed gladiolus following a recipe for stuffed squash blossoms — a little out-there, trileptal online review I know, trileptal online review but they were great. Trileptal online review So many possibilities… Eating flowers safely So. Trileptal online review As lovely as eating flowers can be, trileptal online review it can also be a little … deadly! Not to scare you off or anything. Trileptal online review Follow these tips for eating flowers safely:
    • Eat flowers you know to be consumable — if you are uncertain, trileptal online review consult a reference book on edible flowers and plants.•Eat flowers you have grown yourself, trileptal online review or know to be safe for consumption. Trileptal online review Flowers from the florist or nursery have probably been treated with pesticides or other chemicals.• Do not eat roadside flowers or those picked in public parks. Trileptal online review Both may have been treated with pesticide or herbicide, trileptal online review and roadside flowers may be polluted by car exhaust.• Eat only the petals, trileptal online review and remove pistils and stamens before eating.• If you suffer from allergies, trileptal online review introduce edible flowers gradually, trileptal online review as they may exacerbate allergies. • To keep flowers fresh, trileptal online review place them on moist paper towels and refrigerate in an airtight container. Trileptal online review Some will last up to 10 days this way. Trileptal online review Ice water can revitalize limp flowers.

Allium All blossoms from the allium family (leeks, trileptal online review chives, trileptal online review garlic, trileptal online review garlic chives) are edible and flavorful! Flavors run the gamut from delicate leek to robust garlic. Trileptal online review Every part of these plants is edible. Angelica Depending on the variety, trileptal online review flowers range from pale lavender-blue to deep rose and have a licorice-like flavor. Anise hyssop Both flowers and leaves have a subtle anise or licorice flavor. Arugula Blossoms are small with dark centers and with a peppery flavor much like the leaves. Trileptal online review They range in color from white to yellow with dark purple streaks. Bachelor’s button Grassy in flavor, trileptal online review the petals are edible. Trileptal online review Avoid the bitter calyx. Basil Blossoms come in a variety of colors, trileptal online review from white to pink to lavender; flavor is similar to the leaves, trileptal online review but milder. Bee balm The red flowers have a minty flavor. Borage Blossoms are a lovely blue hue and taste like cucumber! Calendula / marigold A great flower for eating, trileptal online review calendula blossoms are peppery, trileptal online review tangy, trileptal online review and spicy — and their vibrant golden color adds dash to any dish. Carnations / dianthus Petals are sweet, trileptal online review once trimmed away from the base. Trileptal online review The blossoms taste like their sweet, trileptal online review perfumed aroma. Chamomile Small and daisylike, trileptal online review the flowers have a sweet flavor and are often used in tea. Trileptal online review Ragweed sufferers may be allergic to chamomile. Chervil Delicate blossoms and flavor, trileptal online review which is anise-tinged. Chicory Mildly bitter earthiness of chicory is evident in the petals and buds, trileptal online review which can be pickled. Chrysanthemum A little bitter, trileptal online review mums come in a rainbow of colors and a range of  flavors range from peppery to pungent. Trileptal online review Use only the petals. Cilantro Like the leaves, trileptal online review people either love the blossoms or hate them. Trileptal online review The flowers share the grassy flavor of the herb. Trileptal online review Use them fresh as they lose their charm when heated.

Citrus (orange, trileptal online review lemon, trileptal online review lime, trileptal online review grapefruit, trileptal online review kumquat) Citrus blossoms are sweet and highly scented. Trileptal online review Use frugally or they will overperfume a dish. Clover Flowers are sweet with a hint of licorice. Dandelion Read a whole post about dandelions here: Eating and Harvesting Dandelions. Trileptal online review (I am nuts about dandelions.) Dill Yellow dill flowers taste much like the herb’s leaves. English daisy These aren’t the best-tasting petals — they are somewhat bitter — but they look great! Fennel Yellow fennel flowers are eye candy with a subtle licorice flavor, trileptal online review much like the herb itself. Fuchsia Tangy fuchsia flowers make a beautiful garnish. Gladiolus Who knew? Although gladioli are bland, trileptal online review they can be stuffed, trileptal online review or their petals removed for an interesting salad garnish. Hibiscus Famously used in hibiscus tea, trileptal online review the vibrant cranberry flavor is tart and can be used sparingly. Hollyhock Bland and vegetal in flavor, trileptal online review hollyhock blossoms make a showy, trileptal online review edible garnish. Impatiens Flowers don’t have much flavor — best as a pretty garnish or for candying. Jasmine These super-fragrant blooms are used in tea; you can also use them in sweet dishes, trileptal online review but sparingly. Johnny Jump-Up Adorable and delicious, trileptal online review the flowers have a subtle mint flavor great for salads, trileptal online review pastas, trileptal online review fruit dishes and drinks. Lavender Sweet, trileptal online review spicy, trileptal online review and perfumed, trileptal online review the flowers are a great addition to both savory and sweet dishes. Lemon berbena The diminutive off-white blossoms are redolent of lemon — and great for teas and desserts. Lilac The blooms are pungent, trileptal online review but the floral citrusy aroma translates to its flavor as well. Mint The flowers are — surprise! — minty. Trileptal online review Their intensity varies among varieties. Nasturtium One of the most popular edible flowers, trileptal online review nasturtium blossoms are brilliantly colored with a sweet, trileptal online review floral flavor bursting with a spicy pepper finish. Trileptal online review When the flowers go to seed, trileptal online review the seed pod is a marvel of sweet and spicy. Trileptal online review You can stuff flowers, trileptal online review add leaves to salads, trileptal online review pickle buds like capers, trileptal online review and garnish to your heart’s content. Oregano The flowers are a pretty, trileptal online review subtle version of the leaf. Pansy The petals are somewhat nondescript, trileptal online review but if you eat the whole flower you get more taste. Radish Varying in color, trileptal online review radish flowers have a distinctive, trileptal online review peppery bite. Rose Remove the white, trileptal online review bitter base and the remaining petals have a strongly perfumed flavor perfect for floating in drinks or scattering across desserts, trileptal online review and for a variety of jams. Trileptal online review All roses are edible, trileptal online review with flavor more pronounced in darker varieties. Rosemary Flowers taste like a milder version of the herb; nice used as a garnish on dishes that incorporate rosemary. Sage Blossoms have a subtle flavor similar to the leaves. Squash and pumpkin Blossoms from both are wonderful vehicles for stuffing, trileptal online review each having a slight squash flavor. Trileptal online review Remove stamens before using. Sunflower Petals can be eaten, trileptal online review and the bud can be steamed like an artichoke. Violets Another famous edible flower, trileptal online review violets are floral, trileptal online review sweet and beautiful as garnishes. Trileptal online review Use the flowers in salads and to garnish desserts and drinks. http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/42-flowers-you-can-eat