As we become more conscious about the food we eat, we start to embrace the raw, the organic, and even the vegan. But we might be overlooking one key ingredient with its own host of health benefits: edible flowers.
There are some flowers that do more than look pretty in our garden, our homes or our plates. Not all flowers may be safe to eat, but the edible ones can bring an extra dose of not just colour, but also flavour and texture to our food while providing incredible health benefits. All over the world, edible flowers are used in many different ways in food — in beverages, salads, and sauces.
Here are the 10 most common edible flowers and their health benefits.