Our Edible Flowers are a delightful seasonal mix of calendula, cornflowers, pansies, violets and violas. The vivacious colours, textures and flavours make an interesting and creative addition to cuisine.
Edible Flowers make an appealing addition to salads and can be used for garnishing and crystallising. They bring sweetness to desserts, confectionary, fruit salads, liqueurs and teas, and can also be added to butter, cheese, grilled meats and steamed vegetables.
Edible Flowers may look fanciful, but they are actually a powerhouse of valuable anti-oxidants that have been used for their healing properties for thousands of years. They have a broad range of therapeutic benefits on skin, hormone balance and digestion.
Store in the fridge in the vegetable drawer in original punnet. Use within two days of opening.
Culture and History
In ancient times, edible flower seeds were transported like fine spices. Calendula originated in the Mediterranean, while cornflower and violas are native to wider Europe, where they have been used since ancient times for their culinary and healing properties. Pansies, violets and violas are very closely related, being siblings of the Viola genus, of which there are over 500 varieties. They are a symbol of everlasting love.