If you are a very health-conscious person, one of the last things that you would want to happen is you getting bored of having salads. Luckily, there is always something that can be done to make that bowl of salad interesting. Are you aware that there are certain flowers that you can toss into your favorite salads?
Read on to know which flowers can actually help make every bowl of salad you whip up look and taste more exciting. Don’t forget to share this article to let your family and friends introduced to them, too!
There is no denying that having flowers in your garden or backyard can make your everyday life more colorful. Did you know that a lot of common flowers can be consumed by human beings? Many of them contain vitamins and minerals, too, so they are more than just mere eye candies.
Without further ado, here are some of the flowers that you may actually add to your salads:
A lot of people consider dandelions as weeds. If you are a health nut, then you should be grateful that dandelions can multiply rapidly because you can actually toss some of their petals into your salad! If you find the taste of raw dandelion petals to be on the strong side, you may steam or boil them beforehand.
It’s no secret that chamomile tea helps promote relaxation. Not too many people know that chamomile flowers can also help make salads more palatable. Feel free to sprinkle some chamomile petals on your salad if you want it to boast of an apple-like flavor. But if you are allergic to ragweed, steer clear of consuming chamomile flowers.
Sometimes referred to as calendula, pot marigold flowers are commonly turned into teas and infusions. If you have some of them in your garden, you may actually add them to your salad chopped up to give it a mild peppery taste. Pot marigold flowers can be added to various soups and stews, too.
Thanks to their minty flavor, bee balm flowers can make any bowl of salad taste more interesting. Additionally, they can make every mealtime a colorful one as they range in various colors, from pink, bright red to purple. Use bee balm flowers sparingly as many people find them to be very minty in taste.
Who doesn’t love roses? You will surely love them even more them minute you add them to your salad. As a general rule of thumb, the lovelier the smell, the better the taste. It’s also a great idea for you to experiment with various colors of roses aside from those that are red, which are known to have the mildest flavor.
For a really long time now, carnations are actually used for making Chartreuse, a popular French liqueur. This is a testament that carnations are highly edible, and you can toss some of them to your salad. Just make sure that you get rid of the white part at the base of each flower because it has an unpleasant bitter taste to it.
Can you think of other flowers that are just as edible as the ones mentioned above and make for wonderful additions to salads? Feel free to share some of them in the comments section below!