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Filed Under (Herbs in the Home) by herb-garden on 01-05-2008

Many of the common herbs grown in the home garden have edible flowers including chives, nasturtiums, borage, calendula, coriander, angelica and basil. However, there are many other plants that are not normally considered herbs that also have edible delicious flowers. They flowers can be used for decoration or as an addition to brighten up salads. It does make good sense therefore to include them in legitimate herb gardens.

Some of my favorites include: malvas, yucca, violets calendulas, and carnations, roses, and squash blossoms. When using flower as an edible garnish you must treat them the same as you would with any salad ingredients. You must wash them first and chemicals for pest control must be avoided. Not all flowers are edible. Many may taste bad and several are poisonous. Eat flowers only if you are certain they are edible or get a good reference book. The pollen of composite flowers is allergenic and may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

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