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Edible Blossoms and Exotic Foods

Written by admin. Posted in Edible flowers, Micro greens, Specialty produce

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Have you ever had an exotic dish made of edible blossoms? If not, you might like to try one. The following facts about flowers you can eat may be of interest to you too. Perhaps you already knew this, but some flowers are an option often used to flavor herbal teas and to add color to various foods. Certain edible blossoms are put in some cocktail drinks for garnishments too. You can even put edible flowers in ice cube trays and then use these pretty ice cubes in your drinks. Then there is the fact that candied violets are available today, but only a few confectioners make them to sell. If you want to make your own candied flowers, you can do that too. The instructions for such a culinary endeavor are available online. During the Victorian era candied violets were very popular and available for sale.

They used the petals of bee balm flowers to make tea out of after the Boston Tea Party took place. Now days there is a popular and growing trend for eating microgreens. Many chefs are using microgreens in their dishes to make them aesthetically appealing. One thing that also makes using microgreens appealing is the fact that they have as much as six times the nutrients that mature vegetables have. Microgreens are those tiny little vegetables you may have seen popping up on dishes being served in some of the finest restaurants today. The best source for microgreens is an experienced grower. These are a specialty produce item. Microgreens are not very easy to grow and the grower must take special care in cultivating them.

Edible blossoms are not microgreens however. But, you can make some of the most delicious dishes, such as marigold ice cream or zucchini flower soup using the edible blossoms on these plants. You can find recipes for these dishes online. There are also a lot of other dishes that cooks and chefs make out of edible flowers. One of the most popular uses of edible flowers is to use them in salads.

Not only are edible blossoms delicious, they are also look beautiful in certain food dishes and in drinks. You can search online for pictures of food and drinks made with edible blossoms used as garnishes. Why not try a few edible blossoms in a special dish the next time you have a special occasion where you serve food? Then you can sit back a relish in the rave reviews you will get on some exotic dish you make using edible flowers. Visit here for more information.

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Comments (3)

  • Ava George

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    So, microgreens are those tiny little veggies, like teeny carrots, but not baby carrots. Edible blossoms are the flower blossoms on certain kinds of plants, including vegetable plants, right?

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  • Gordon Nelson

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    We went to an upscale restaurant and they put some lilac blossoms in our salad. It was a gorgeous salad and the lilacs were pretty good in it too.

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  • Ernest Spencer

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    We went to an upscale restaurant and they put some lilac blossoms in our salad. It was a gorgeous salad and the lilacs were pretty good in it too.

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