A Look at Edible Flowers and Plants

Written by Channel 11 Houston on November 26th, 2013. Posted in Crystallized flowers, Edible flowers, Edible flowers for salads


Have you ever visited a restaurant and been presented with a beautiful plate adorned with edible flowers and plants? These can be used as a garnish or even as a side or main dish. Edible flowers and plants, including microgreens are becoming and extremely popular way to enhance the look and taste of culinary offerings. The history of these edible flowers and plants is long with the petals of the bee balm flower being used as a tea substitute after the Boston Tea Party.

There are many edible flowers and plants that you may or may not know about. These microgreen varieties include kale, beets, arugula, wasabi, and broccoli. You can also find many different types of lettuce varieties. Artichokes, cauliflower, and