Did you know that you can eat a lot of flowers and they are packed with vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and other nutrients? However, not all flowers are edible. Those from a florist, or grown in areas that may have pesticides (or pollution next to the road) should be avoided.
Here is a very interesting article on the Mercola website:
“dandelions contain numerous antioxidant properties and flavonoids, including FOUR times the beta carotene of broccoli, as well as lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. They’re also a rich source of vitamins, including folic acid, riboflavin, pyroxidine, niacin, and vitamins E and C.”
That article gives several examples of the wonderful benefit of eating the flowers, plus has a slide show of 42 edible flowers.
Read the full story here.