edible flowers

David Hershey dh321 at excite.com
Mon Jul 12 16:09:49 EST 1999


Thanks to everyone who has made additions to the edible flower list.
There is an extensive website called "Incredible Edible Flowers": 
http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/aa052598.htm?pid=2757&cob=home

It has a list of 65 edible garden flowers. It also a list of toxic
flowers and even the edible list has warnings that some may cause
problems. Edible ornamental flowers are mainly a novelty or edible
decoration so the amounts ingested are small but caution is still
necessary. 

Rodale's "Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening" says that in addition to
eating cattail flowers like corn-on-the-cob, cattail pollen can be used
as flour for pancakes and muffins. It raves that cattail as a food crop
can outproduce corn or potato. 

David Hershey
dh321 at excite.com



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