Up-level your cooking and food presentation with flower power.
These fancy free foods are probably growing in your garden, or even as a weed!
This visual guide will help you recognise what’s edible and what’s not.
Edible Flower Safety
As with any foraged food, if you’re not 100% sure about identifying a plant as edible, then don’t eat it.
Other things to be mindful about are the potential for flowers to have been in contact with herbicides such as Roundup, particularly on roadsides, and from any pollutants that may already be in the soil.
It’s a good idea when trying any new food to only consume a small amount in case you are part of a minority who develop an allergy to a particular food item. For example, the milk thistle contains a natural latex.