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Edible flower nutrients

Posted by thorspippi z9 CA (sac) (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 1, 05 at 22:46

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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RE: Edible flower nutrients

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


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RE: Edible flower nutrients

Why not? I don't understand.


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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?


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oh, ok, that makes sense.


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