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10 edible flowers (first part) - Cooking and Wine

10 edible flowers (first part) - Cooking and Wine

Edible flowers are usually associated with gourmet food. However the variety of edible species is immense and are a perfect choice to revitalize your dishes both in taste and decoration.

Surely, when you think of edible flowers, the first thing that comes to mind is a Gin Tonic with rose petals. Although this drink is delicious, it is not the only way you can enjoy the flowers. Its versatility is so wide that it can be used in beverages, cocktails, teas, infusions, savory dishes and sweets.

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They have a tonic and strengthening action of the heart, that is, they increase their contractile force and regulate their rhythm. Other types of heart problems can occur in the valves of the heart, or the heart may not beat well because of heart failure.

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It is important to take into consideration that each flower has particular characteristics, so it is advisable to know its flavor And texture not to spoil our recipes but rather to enhance the flavor of these.

In this first installment we leave a list with 10 edible flowers .

Calendula .

It is characterized by a spicy and bitter taste, making it ideal for Asian or spicy preparations.

This flower possesses sweet flavors And a high degree of aromaticity, so you will perfum your dishes with a sweet and appetizing aroma.

Manzanilla .

Usually associated with this Flower for the use of teas and infusions; But its taste is a versatile and harmonizes very well with salted preparations.

Perifollo.

Its flavor is aniseed and highly aromatic. It is perfect to use as a condiment or decorative element.

Chrysanthemum.

Variety of flavors in as wide a range of colors. They range from spicy to bitter flowers. It is important to keep in mind that from the chrysanthemum you can only eat the petals.

Citrus flowers

They taste sweet but with a touch of licorice.

Dandelion.

They are very versatile. They can be cooked as chard or spinach, in soups, salads, juices or serve as a substitute for coffee.

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