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Friday, June 10, 2011

Edible Flowers Are Some of the Healthiest Raw Foods!!!


















This is the flower of the beautiful Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) shrub which is native to South America. We are growing it in a pot in Maryland. We take it indoors during the winter, but it can survive the cold with adequate protection. You need at least two of them to produce fruit. As you can see in the photo, the flower is absolutely gorgeous! The flower is also edible too! The fruit is wonderful as well.



















As you can see in the following photos our toddler son loves to eat the Pineapple Guava flowers since they have a nice sweet taste! He loves to eat them!

I know the Pineapple Guava's flowers are edible from my time researching them when living in California. In fact, edible flowers are wonderful raw foods that add unique tastes and add beauty to any dish. Besides Pineapple Guava there are many edible flowers like Rose, Daylily, Violet, Nasturtium, Calendula, Squash, Tulip, Dandelion, and so on. Raw flowers and the pollen they contain offer important nutrients that are beneficial to add to our diets.

I must caution you that not all flowers are edible and some can be poisonous, so it is important to learn about edible flowers through the internet, books, experts, or classes before eating flowers. Most people can identify at least some of the flowers that I wrote about in the beginning of this article, and this is a good place to start.

I think learning about and collecting edible flowers to eat opens up a whole new world of possibilities and delight! Enjoy!








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4 comments:

Barkha Dhar said...

Thanks for sharing such an informative post.

Here is one of my posts you may like to read:
http://dharbarkha.blogspot.com/2011/01/live-to-inspire.html

mumbai flowers delivery said...

beautiful flower and amazed to see it a part of food.

Roland & Naoko said...

Thank you Barkha and thank you Mumbai Flowers for your comments! For other rawfood snacks, please visit our Rawfood Online Superstore: www.greenharmonyliving.com/store

Pa Ul said...

sounds yummy :)

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