Edible flower nutrients

thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)February 1, 2005

I've been reading up on edible flowers and have wondered if anyone knows where to find nutrient breakdowns for them.

You see, I'm trying to concentrate on the most nutritious plants, such as dandelion and green purslane. I don't want to fill up my salads with pretty but pointless stuff. I might as well eat iceberg lettuce, ya know? Unless it's very flavorful (such as nasturtiums)

Anyone know where there are nutrient breakdowns for any of the edible flowers? Such as squash flowers, daylilies, violets, etc. (not including spinach, cauliflower, artichoke, etc.)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I am not sure if i would grow them just for the nutrient factor.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2005 at 8:20AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)

Why not? I don't understand.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2005 at 4:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think because even in salads, edible flowers are used primarily as a garnish, for color. Unless you're planning on frequently dining on a full salad bowl of nothing but flowers (which would be pretty tasteless in my estimation), what exactly is the point of wasting time doing time-consuming studies on something that is normally a 1/100th part of the meal?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2005 at 11:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)

oh, ok, that makes sense.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2005 at 2:54PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Crab Apple vinegar?
Has anyone made cider vinegar from crab apples? I have...
Asparagus setaceus root, has anyone seen it?
i think that what i have here is a big size Asparagus...
North star cherry tree size
I can't find any consistent info on this. Everyone...
Looking for American elderberry
I am from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I am looking for...
where can i buy sea buckthorn?
I found one place online but they have only females....
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™