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.)

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nebancsvirag(10fl)

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

    Bookmark   February 27, 2005 at 8:20AM
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thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)

Why not? I don't understand.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2005 at 4:17PM
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breezyb(z6/7VA)

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
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thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)

oh, ok, that makes sense.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2005 at 2:54PM
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