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Dish with the addition of nasturtium, elderberry or dandelion? Yes - these flowers are edible! They can be eaten raw, cooked, dried and even candied. They are he althy, tasty and contain lots of vitamins. Which flowers can be included in the daily menu?

Flowers not only please the eye. They may as well enjoy the palate and be a tasty complement to our menu. A perfect complement to a salad can beedible flowers,e.g. dandelions, daisies, nasturtium flowers or red clover.

Daisiescontain flavonoids, proteins, sugars, beta-carotene, vitamin C and mineral s alts.

In turn,dandelionis a rich source of B vitamins (B1, B2), vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, beta-carotene and minerals, including potassium . It is perfect for digestive ailments, improves liver function and has a diuretic effect.

Thenasturtiumhas an equally rich nutritional value. It contains vitamin C, mineral s alts and lots of trace elements. It has been proven to have a positive bactericidal and antifungal effect. It also has a positive effect on the kidneys, urinary tract, liver, respiratory system and gallbladder.

Delicious and he althy is alsored clover . It contains essential oils, tannins, carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E. Clover has a positive effect on digestion.

In turn,pansy flowerscontain many biologically active compounds with antioxidant properties, including vitamin C, carotenoids, polyphenols and flavonoids.

Which flowers are edible?
  • Borage (Borago officinalis)
  • Calendula officinalis
  • Garden carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
  • Chamomile (Chamaemilum nobile)
  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
  • Daisy (Bellis perennis)
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
  • Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
  • Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.)
  • Hibiscus Chinese rose (Hibiscus rosa sinensis)
  • Impatiens wallerana
  • Viola tricolor
  • Without lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
  • Tagetes signata pumila
  • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolummajus)
  • Pansy (Viola X Wittrockiana)
  • Martyr (Passifloraceae)
  • Rose (Rosa spp)
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis)

What can be made of edible flowers

There are more and more ideas for floral dishes. Daisies can be candied, violets can be made into a perfect tea syrup, and magnolias can be marinated.

What's more interesting, eating flowers is not a culinary novelty. The first mention of the use of flowers in the kitchen dates back to 140 BC. In the Middle East, Eastern Europe and India, rose water has long been used to sweeten meats and drinks. In turn, in French herbal mixtures, you can find dried lavender flowers. Edible flowers can be found at local vegetable markets or in he alth food stores. However, it is good to make sure where the flowers come from and where they were grown.

You must do it

Fried zucchini or pumpkin flowers

zucchini flowersor pumpkin are perfect for frying. They taste great when dipped in pancake batter and deep-fried. Remember that they are not only tasty, but also contain protein, calcium, iron and vitamins B1, PP, C and A. This appetizer is extremely popular in Italy. Zucchini flowers are also available in Polish bazaars. They can simply be fried or stuffed (e.g. with goat cheese) and fried. You have to prepare them immediately after buying, because they wilt quite quickly. Acacia flowers are also suitable for frying. Immersed in pancake batter and fried golden in hot oil, they taste like the best cookies.

>>>RECIPE for zucchini flowers stuffed with cottage cheese and fried in pancake dough

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