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Eat Your Flowers! (They’re Not Just for Slugs Anymore)

Did you know that many flowers are edible? Of course you knew that. But they are also nutritious. And tasty.

Even though we don’t “do” bread around here, we sure love that Wise Bread [7] blog. They always have excellent articles ranging from consumer concerns to saving money to nifty foods. Though we don’t recommend deep-fried food, baked or grilled zucchini flowers would be delicious. Check it out [8]!

This is Margie James’ Flickr Photo (CC) [9]

You can also eat…

Nasturtiums

This is Bumbleybee’s Flickr Photo (CC) [10]

Broccoli

Photo (CC) [11]

Yep, broccoli is actually a flower and not, in fact, a little tree. And one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.

Bachelor Buttons

This is Terry Bain’s Flickr Photo (CC) [12]

A little bit spicy, but sweet underneath. 😉

Further reading:

More edible flowers! [13]

Interesting vegetables to try [14]

Top 10 fibrous foods [15]

Save your bored tastebuds now! [16]

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