Flower is the other name of beauty. It is a favorite element of decoration for ages and adds beauty to every event. Either sad or happy, flowers play a big part in expressing emotions. But do you know flowers have other usage too? Yes, and that is: ‘they can be a part of your breakfast or dinner table’. No, no not for decoration but for eating purpose. Shocked?? Well, it’s true! There exist some flowers which are edible due to their amazing health benefits.
I know you have not heard about it before but, if you are interested to know about it then check out this post. All of your doubts will be cleared. So lets’ start our amazing facts.
Chamomile is used both for cooking and medicinal purposes. These are small pointed flowers that add a mild floral taste to the food. It is dried and then sprinkled over food as it releases depression and anxiety.
Chamomile is a perfect addition to healthy tea. Its medicinal properties have made it an amazing relaxant. If you are having insomnia, add a pinch of chamomile in your tea or meal and you will enjoy a sound sleep.
Pansies are highly nutritious and amazingly beautiful. Their beauty is enhanced by the variety of color pops, resembling a decorative piece. Although small in size, the pansy is a rich source of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.
Its colorful range makes it a desired additive in salads. You can also chop it and sprinkle on your food. It is very tempting to add colorful pansies to your meal and have a high nutritional value.
- Squash Blossom:
Love having squash in summers? Squash blossoms serve the same purpose.
Squash blossom can be used in several ways. The most famous way is by chopping it in a salad bar. However, some people stuff it in cheese and fillets and cook on high flames until the leaves become stiff.
Mostly, male squash is eaten while female squash turns into fruit. Squash blossoms are known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Here comes my favorite flower “rose”. Roses are available in a large variety of colors and are highly edible. You can even eat raw petals and they taste so good and have a mild, floral scent. Thinking to eat the stems too? Don’t go for that else you can bleed your tongue with thorns.
It is used in salads and placed with fruits to make them scent more floral. Its oil is extracted and used for a healthier, beautiful, and glowing skin. The rose syrup is very much effective against cancer, anxiety, and depression. It triggers mood and is an amazing relaxant.
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Purslanes are small, attractive yellowish flowers that are very juicy in nature. Although smaller in size but this flower has extremely high nutritional value.
It has a high content of minerals, proteins, vitamins, and omega-3. Omega-3 is a much-desired nutrient for the human body in the form of oil and purslane makes the best of it. It is cooked with vegetables to add crisp. Purslane is also used in making butter.
Starflower or borage is named so because of its star-shaped petals. It is used in herbal medicines for treating cough and cold. Its oil is highly effective for sore throat.
It is mildly floral and tastes like cucumber. Both its flowers and leaves are edible and used in salads.
- 7. Nasturtium:
The bright nasturtiums make up the favorite addition of salads and cooked recipes. Nasturtium adds slight spice in the food and is amazing for the presentations.
It is high in nutrition with a large number of minerals and antioxidant agents.
Honeysuckle is a bright flower with almost 200 species. It is named so because its nectar can be eaten directly from the flower. It is a favorite ingredient of Chinese and Japanese medicines due to healing properties. Honeysuckle is good for skin too if applied directly as a face pack. It is best for healing wounds. The syrup of honeysuckle is a good replacement of sweeteners in jams, jellies, and bread.
Regardless of all the health benefits, it should be avoided to ingest in large quantity as it can be toxic.
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