Edible flowers: adding flavor with edible flowers in floral designs

    Edible flowers: adding flavor with edible flowers in floral designs

    Alena Nyrkova

    data published: May 27 2024

    data modified: May 27 2024

    It turns out that flowers can become not only a decoration of the garden at home or be a gift for the holiday. It is also an exquisite addition to a variety of dishes. Bright flower buds can transform desserts, salads, cocktails, and other culinary masterpieces. Besides a pleasant appearance, edible flowers enrich dishes with an unusual flavor and useful properties. In this article, we will tell you ‌what flowers are edible, and where best to use them to give dishes a special charm.

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    Key takeaways

    • There are approximately 45 different species of edible flowers enjoyed worldwide.
    • Pansies and violas offer a sweet-minty taste and herbal aroma, suitable for garnishing soups, salads, and main dishes.
    • Nasturtium flowers contain alkaloids in the seeds and are rich in vitamin C and proteins, adding a sharp-sweet flavor and spicy aftertaste to various dishes.
    • Borage, with its sky blue flowers and light cucumber aroma, is rich in vitamins A and C, carotene, and essential oils, ideal for fruit salads and refreshing drinks.
    • Roses are renowned for their sweet petals with hints of mint, fruit, and berries, widely used in jams, tinctures, teas, ice creams, desserts, and cakes.
    • Lavender boasts miniature purple flowers with a unique honey aroma and delightful flavor, often added to herb mixtures for marinating meat and used as a decoration for various desserts.
    • Chive blossoms yield a syrup rich in vitamins C and P, enhancing children's appetite, and their incredibly sweet flavor makes them perfect for fruit salads and desserts.

    Edible flowers list

    There are about 45 different species of edible flowers. Eating them is very popular in Asia, where they are considered an expensive and exclusive treat. Below are some of the most popular edible flowers:

    Pansies and violas

    Pansies, also known as viola, have a sweet-minty taste and herbal aroma. All parts of this flower are edible. Purple edible flowers of viola are often used to garnish soups and salads, and as an addition to main dishes. In addition, confectioners have learned to candy their beautiful buds to use as decoration for cakes and cupcakes.

    Nasturtiums

    The edible nasturtium flower contains alkaloids in the seeds. This plant is rich in vitamin C, proteins and other useful substances. Fresh edible flowers are often used in cooking as seasonings for meat dishes, and are also used to prepare soups, marinades or minced meat. Nasturtium flowers have a sharp-sweet flavor and spicy aftertaste, which makes them an ideal addition to a variety of dishes. Their seeds can be pickled instead of capers, and the petals are often used as a natural coloring agent for beverages.

    Borage

    Borage is an edible flower that resembles a cornflower. This fluffy plant has beautiful sky blue colored flowers with a light cucumber aroma and flavor. It is great for adding to fruit and green salads or freezing in ice cubes for refreshing drinks. Borage is also rich in vitamins A and C, carotene and essential oils.

    Roses

    It is one of the most popular pink edible flowers around the world. Its sweet petals with notes of mint, fruit and berries make it a sought-after ingredient in cooking. Rose flowers are used to make jams, jams, tinctures, teas and ice creams, as well as added to various desserts and cakes.

    Lavender

    Miniature purple lavender flowers have a unique honey aroma and delightful flavor. They are highly aromatic and fragrant, making them a sought-after element in cooking. We can add dried lavender flowers to herb mixtures for marinating meat, giving dishes a special aroma and flavor. They also serve as an excellent decoration for cakes, pastries, jellies and other desserts. However, you should be careful when using lavender flowers, as an excess of this ingredient can give an unpleasant soapy flavor to a dish.

    Chive blossoms

    Syrup from the fruit of this plant is not only a source of vitamins C and P, but also helps to improve appetite in children. The petals of this plant have an incredibly sweet flavor, which makes them a great addition to fruit salads and desserts. We can use pink edible flowers and their petals to make various versions of delicacies, such as jams, jams, marmalade, and flavored teas and ice cream.

    Edible flowers in bouquets

    Bouquets with edible flowers look unusual and original. Combine components by color, for example, red roses and peonies. Also, a good addition will be bush roses of a gentle light shade like in a bouquet with 25 / 50 / 75 roses Martina. They will beautifully shade the bouquet and make the composition bright. As a small accent, you can use sprigs of rosemary. You can make a contrasting composition - then add edible yellow flowers of roses like in the flower box "Enchanted Blooms" with matthiola rose and irises.

    If you need to make an original bouquet, then you can use carnations. Dark pink terry petals will look harmoniously next to roses. You can complement the composition with pistachio leaves and a few buds of dark red roses. Sometimes creamy eustoma is used. Such combinations allow you to make the composition visually larger.

    Make the bouquet not only tasty, but also presentable and can be made with the help of orchids - purple or lilac. Large inflorescences will immediately attract attention. They can cover the roses, and become a pleasant surprise when considering the bouquet.

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    At our flower shop, we understand that our customers seek elegance and sophistication in every floral arrangement. While a simple edible bouquet may not always capture the refined taste of our clientele, we have curated a range of exclusive options tailored to match your aesthetic preferences.

    Fresh, edible flowers are one of our specialties, and we take the responsibility of delivering them to you with utmost care and attention to detail. As a premium flower salon, we pride ourselves on our unparalleled services, backed by our commitment to excellence. Here's why our loyal clients continue to choose us time and time again.

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    Should you have any questions or require assistance, our team of experienced florists is here to help. Contact Bloom Boom today, and let us assist you in creating the perfect floral arrangement for your special occasion.

    Summary

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