3 Things You Need to Know About Edible Flowers


 

Micro flowers

Flowers are often the centerpiece for major events. From graduations, to birthdays, to holidays, and to weddings, they play quite a large role in “big days.” A growing trend in the last few years has been edible flowers. They can take any party to the next level, and they can be a wonderful treat! Check out a few interesting notes on this growing trend!


Regular Flowers


There are nearly 100 types of garden flowers that you can eat. They’re just common flows that you would find in front of your home. These kinds of flowers have a ton of health benefits, and when you get them right from the source, you know they are natural! They also come in a ton of forms and flavors, leaving the possibilities nearly endless.


Microgreens


Microgreens have been in the floral industry for about 20 to 30 years now. They need to be stored at an optimal 39.2 degrees F for the best results. These are generally one to two week old plants, which are very small, but they pack a ton of flavor and nutrients in. More often than not they are used at find dining restaurants to add a kick of flavor to a dish.


Crystallized Edible Flowers


Crystallized edible flowers are uniquely compact flavor blasts from flowers, which can be used like an herb or spice. Their huge flavor makes them an ideal prospect for big kitchens, because you don’t need a ton of product to make a huge difference in a given dish. These are concentrated from a full flower, and can be paired with either an entree or a dessert, depending on the flavor you’re using.


Are you enjoying any edible flowers? What types are your favorites? If you haven’t tried them, which ones are you the most excited to try? We would love to hear your thoughts and comments!

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