Remember when you first learned about edible flowers as a kid? Edible flowers might have been more popular during the Victorian Era, when candied violets were quite popular. They are not as common today. Growing candied flowers take patience to nurture and, because most are familiar with flowers that form a centerpiece instead of flowers that sit on a plate, a lot of people are not to familiar with edible flowers.
But even if people do not eat many of them, but edible flowers like microgreens are still out there, and they are delicious and make a plate look wonderful as ever. candied flowers may not be easy to grow, but they are still available for purchase. And they are nutritious.
Microgreens are the seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. And there are few better edible flowers for salads. Not only are these flowers delicious and aesthetically beautiful, they also have nutritional value.
Almost all varieties of microgreens have four to six times the nutrients found in more mature forms of the vegetable. In other words, they can be more nutritious than the vegetables themselves. Farming specialty produce like micro greens is a challenge for anyone who wants to produce high quality flowers.
Just because flower crystals that only require 1 to 2 weeks to be harvested does not mean that it is easy to produce microgreens. Some microgreens take as many as 4 to 6 weeks to be harvested. But they are only more valuable for the work that goes into producing them.
Edible flowers can be used as decorations on a plate as well as food. They add vibrant color more than any other services. They can be used on salads, cakes and desserts. They can also be used to grace soup and seafood dishes. They are beautiful and you can still eat them today.