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  • 1. Eat only those flowers you can positively identify as safe and edible. Learn the Latin or botanical names, which are universally accepted (common names may vary from region to region).
  • 2. Do not assume that restaurants and caterers always know which flowers are edible. Just
  • because it is on your plate does not mean it is edible (see Rule #1).
  • 3. Eat only those flowers that have been grown organically.
  • 4. Do not eat flowers from florists, nurseries, garden centers or public gardens (see Rule #3).
  • 5. Do not eat flowers if you have hay fever, asthma or allergies.
  • 6. Do not eat flowers picked from the side of heavily trafficked roads.
  • 7. Eat only the petals of flowers; always remove and discard the pistils and stamens before eating. (Except for the tiny flowers like thyme where it would be like performing microsurgery to remove the pistils and stamens.)
  • 8. Not all sweet-smelling flowers are edible; some are poisonous.
  • 9. Eat only the flowers of the recommended plants; other parts may be toxic or inedible, even
  • though the flower may be delicious.
  • 10. Gradually introduce flowers into your diet - one at a time and in small quantities, the way you would new food to a baby.

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  • missworld 9 years ago
    a very interesting read! thank you so much for this much needed info.
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    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    Thank you for sharing! This is awesome.
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  • lunatic 10 years ago
    Thanks so much for your post! I currently have oodles of Nasturtiums blooming. I've filled them with salmon mousse of tossed them in salads before. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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    madmommy ate it and said...
    This is so cool. Tons of great info and I would never have thought that so many plants/flowers were edible! Awesome post - thank you!
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    pink ate it and said...
    Very interesting post! *wink*
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