Friday, February 08, 2008

Edible Flowers

A person got at me about the Ginger Brew and why I was adding flowers up in there. Well, what alot of your average folk don't know is that there are alot of edible flowers out there that add some spice and flavor to your dishes. Now I know you may be only use to seeing them as garnishes yet the science is that even garnishes are edible and actually started out that way. Alot of flowers are to be eaten with little else so that you don't loose that delicate flavor.

In fact the flower is just a particular part of a plant, just like a root, leaves or fruit of a plant (thus what you are normally calling 'fruit' isn't a particular type of plant it is a particular part of a plant). In fact when you eat broccoli and cauliflower you are eating the flower of a plant.

So yes, eat your flowers. Check out here to learn more about edible flowers.

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