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Edible Flowers: Top 6 Flowers that You Can Eat

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
Rose Flower

A bouquet of flowers is not only attractive as a decorative item, but it may also improve the appearance of your plate. Flowers, with their brilliant colours, give a new vibe and may make everyone happy. There are many edible flowers that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Keep in mind that not all flowers are edible, so be cautious when selecting the ones that are. Here are some edible flowers and some ideas for how to prepare them. 

Moringa

These white blooms are not only beautiful to look at but also delicious to eat. Moringa flowers are commonly used to create sabzi or curry, both of which are delicious. Moringa flowers may be used to make delicious pakoras, chutney, and even smoothies. Moringa blossoms provide numerous health benefits, including the ability to combat bacterial infections. Moringa flower consumption nourishes the skin, protects the liver, improves vision, decreases blood sugar levels, and stimulates the immune system. 

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Zucchini Flowers

Not only zucchini, but the flower it bears can also be eaten and has some fantastic health advantages. You can make sabzi using zucchini flowers or fritters with them. Zucchini is heart-healthy, and the potassium it provides can help lower blood pressure. Zucchini flowers contain magnesium, which helps to keep blood pressure in check. 

Kachnar

Kachnar are cherry blossom-like pink and white blooms that grow on trees. Kachnar ki kali and kachnar ke phool are commonly used in sabzi and curry preparations. They're accessible in the market during the summer and can be used to make pakoras, raitas, and even chicken and mutton meals. 

Banana Flower

Banana flowers, also known as banana blossoms, are a common ingredient in Asian cooking. Salads, curries, soups, stir-fries, stews, and fritters all contain them. The banana bud resembles a petal or a drop. The tender inner leaves of the plant are edible and can be cooked and eaten. The banana flower is thought to be very efficient at treating infections. It's also good for diabetics, and it's claimed to help you age more slowly. 

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Banana Flower

Lavender

Another edible flower is lavender, which has a lovely violet hue and a soothing floral aroma. Essential oils, shampoos, body washes, and body butters all include lavender. Lavender can also be used to garnish champagne because it imparts a particular flavour to the drink. Lavender can also be used in the preparation of cakes and biscuits. Lavender tea is extremely popular since it calms the nerves and relaxes you completely. 

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Rose

The rose is undoubtedly the most popular edible flower, and it's typically used in desserts. It is not a novel concept to use gulkand and rose water. It gave the food a fresh rosy flavour and single-handedly increased its flavour. Rose petals can be used to decorate salads or to make chutney, jam, tea, ice cream, sharbat, laddoo, and even kheer. 

Hibiscus

Hibiscus blossoms come in a variety of colours, ranging from red and pink to white and yellow. They're most commonly used to brew tea, which is known for its therapeutic properties. Hibiscus can also be found in jams, jellies, and salad dressings. Because it contains anthocyanins and antioxidants, the flower is noted for its cleansing powers. Consumption of hibiscus in brewed form is reported to decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels. 

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