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5 Edible Flowers You Should Try

5 Edible Flowers You Should Try

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Some pretty flowers are not only used as garnish, but also can be consumed, even it has health benefits for your body. So, what kind of flowers? Here are the list.

1. Hibiscus

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Hibiscus usually consumed with infuse style, by soaking into water and then directly drink or as natural food colouring. Along with infuse style, in some countries, such as Brazil and Egypt, Hibiscus used as base ingredient of tea. In England, Hibiscus sell in syrup bottle form to be added into fruit cocktails.

2. Nasturtium

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Nasturtium is one of the edible pretty flowers you should try. Besides used as a garnish, Nasturtium can be consumed by mix into a bowl of salad, sandwich or other appetizers. Its quite crunchy, and sweet, like watercress.

3. Bellflowers

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In some countries, such as China, Japan and Korea, Bellflowers roots used as alternative medicine. They use the roots by mix into salad, fresh or dried. You also can try to consume the roots by boiling into hot water and drink forward. Bellflowers is believed has some health benefits, such as reduce fever, sore throats and cough.

4. Aster

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Aster also known as daisy is commonly use as hand-bouquet. But, Aster or Daisy can be consumed by mix into a bowl of salad or your favourite sandwich. Its petal is quite savoury after taste.

5. Rose

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This one is not only pretty to see, but also contains phenolate which believed in Chinese traditional medicine has natural anti-inflammation and rich in vitamin. According to Journal of Food Science, consuming rose is more likely decrease diabetes, cancer and heart attack risks.