All Nasturtiums are edible, right?

atillathepun(Sunset Z15 CA)March 6, 2004

Just wanted to check, so that I don't do something dumb, like poison dinner guests.

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All nasturtiums are edible, right. Just make sure they don't have any chemical residues on them.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2004 at 11:17PM
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jprhilde(6New Jersey)

I believe that is correct-
I enjoy growing them bcz they are easy to grow, taste good and are colorful-

    Bookmark   March 24, 2004 at 7:47PM
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Jamus_S(SA Australia)

Well Nasturtium is the genus name for the cresses, water cress, land cress etc. these are edible. The plant commonly called Nasturtium is Tropaeolum majus, and this is edible too, and tastes peppery of course, a little like watercress, which is why they called it nasturtium. There are a lot of Tropaeolum species, and I'm not at all sure that they are all edible. Some of them may indeed be poisonous.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 25, 2004 at 12:31AM
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As long as you avoid chemicals on or around the plants, they are wonderful in salads. Not only colorful, but quite tasty as well. mix in some chive blossoms, and you will be serving a "gourmet" salad.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2004 at 2:38PM
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pamela3439(zone7 VA)

You can even pickle the seed pods. They're supposed to be very much like crunchy capers. I'd love to try it, but I've never been very successful at growing nasturtiums.


    Bookmark   April 25, 2004 at 2:57PM
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Is it only the flowers are edible, or is it the whole vine?

    Bookmark   October 20, 2004 at 2:25AM
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Raymondo(Armidale, NSW)

Leaves too.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2004 at 5:45AM
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Stem tips are great in stir-fry. Lovely and peppery and with just the right amount of crunch


    Bookmark   November 15, 2004 at 11:06AM
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fireflyintexas(z8 TX)

Oooooh, the taste of a fresh-picked nasturtium leaf warmed from the sun.....a peppery taste beyond neon pepper.....all parts are edible (only if no pesticides are used around it). It is also great in the vitamin and mineral category.....a true taste delight!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2004 at 8:16PM
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Another fun/gourmet thing to do with Nasturtium blossoms is to wash & dry/drain them well, then fill the flowers with a nice seasoned whipped cream cheese filling. Makes for a really unusual, tasty, & smashing-looking appetizer tray or garnish.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2005 at 4:02PM
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