Spring is finally piercing through the cold months and it brings so much beauty with it. One of the most amazing things about spring is that comes in so many colors, forms and plants. Except veggies and fruits, spring flowers are what make our tables cozy and lovely and that, not just with the wildflowers or the tulips, but also with the edible ones.
New trends are more common, including recipes and foods that contain flowers. Yep! You’ve probably seen pizzas (a-ha, you thought that pineapple pieces will be the last torture for this sacred meal, but no), pancakes, cookies and even soups that contain lots of colorful flowers.
At first, you may have thought that it’s weird, but come on, admit that it looks so nice and trendy.
The greatest thing about these flowers is that they keep taking part in the meals thanks not just to their beauty, but also to their diet health benefits. Let’s check some of them.
There are plenty of edible flowers that are rich in vitamin C and that will protect you from seasonal colds and flu. Nasturtiums, marigolds, dandelion (also rich in vitamin A), portulacas and chives are all C vitamin enriched.
What many people don’t know is that you can also use the blooms from cauliflowers and broccoli, because they have almost the same nutrients as the vegetables.
Chamomile, lavender and poppies are known for their mesmerizing and soothing aromas and they are mostly used for stress reduce and for calm, interrupted sleep (if you can find them fresh, use them as a bouquet in your room or eat them instead buying expensive essential oils).
Respiratory problems are one of the main health issues in 21st century. Many people take medications based on antibiotics or corticosteroids, which affects their organism (stomach, blood count and immune system).
If you ever find yourself in a situation to have to treat your lungs and airways, know that flowers like hyssop, violas, violets, honeysuckle and mullein flowers are all rich in substances that protect your respiratory tract and reduce headaches (caused from lack of air or other factors).
There are many other blossom flowers from herbs, veggies and fruits that you can eat. Before you decide to consume any of these, ask your doctor or an expert that knows their benefits and possible side effects well.
Don’t use flowers which have been exposed to car gases or pesticides.
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