Flowers are not only an eye-catching decoration for dishes, but also can be processed into many delicious dishes. Not all flowers are edible, but there are many types of flowers that not only add unique flavor and color to many dishes such as salads, sauces, drinks or appetizers, but can also carry health benefits.
Here are 11 types of flowers that are edible and coincidentally all available in Vietnam.
1. Hibiscus flower
Poppy is a favorite beverage in the summer. Illustrated photo.
Hibiscus plants are often grown as ornamental plants, hedges, often growing in tropical and subtropical climates, including Vietnam.
There are hundreds of different types of hibiscus, but the most common edible ones are hibiscus.
Hibiscus flower is an oriental medicine, often used to make tea, salad or jam.
Several studies have shown that hibiscus can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, thereby protecting heart health.
Hibiscus tea is acrid, slightly acidic and is a favorite refreshment on hot summer days.
Dandelion is very good for health. Illustrated photo.
Dandelion is a weed, but it is also a valuable medicine, a nutritious dish.
According to Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, dandelion is rich in plant compounds with powerful antioxidant properties. Interestingly, not only the flower but every part of the dandelion plant is edible.
Dandelion flowers can be used to make tea, make salads, fry bread, make cakes, …
Lavender is a woody herb, originally grown in the northern regions of Africa and the Mediterranean. Lavender is famous for its distinctive fragrance.
According to scientists in Germany and Iran, lavender is very effective in calming the mind.
However, few people know that lavender can be a great ingredient for baked goods, syrups, wines, herbal teas or spices.
4. Honeysuckle flower
Honeysuckle tea. Illustrated photo.
Flower honeysuckle fragrant, yellow or white. In traditional medicine, honeysuckle flower extract is used to support the treatment of various inflammatory conditions.
Honeysuckle flower tea is also used quite popularly in our country.
5. Dry lotus flower
The lotus flower can be eaten. Illustrated photo.
Both the leaves and flowers of the lotus plant can be eaten either cooked or raw. The lotus flower has a slightly spicy taste and is used in cakes or salads.
According to scientists from the University of Murcia, Spain, periwinkle is not only beautiful but also very nutritious because it contains a variety of minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory that are beneficial to the body.
6. Borage flower
The borage flower is also known as the star flower. Illustrated photo.
The borage flower, also known as the star flower, is characterized by a 5-petal blue, white or pink flower.
In traditional medicine, borage is used to treat mild ailments, such as a sore throat or cough.
Both borage leaves and flowers are sweet and edible. You can use borage flowers to garnish desserts, cocktails or make soups and sauces, or serve as a vegetable side dish.
7. Pine flowers
Purslane is a succulent plant with small, yellow flowers and thick, succulent leaves. Both the flowers and stems and leaves can be eaten cooked or raw.
According to scientists in Malaysia and Bangladesh, purslane has more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, especially omega-3 fats, than other vegetables of the same type.
Roses are very good for health. Illustrated photo.
Several studies have shown that rose has an anxiety-reducing and relaxing effect.
You can use roses to make tea, salads, jelly, cakes, etc.
9. Pumpkin flowers
Pumpkin flowers are a familiar dish in Vietnam. Pumpkin flowers are bright yellow, round and long bell-shaped.
Pumpkin flowers can be used to fry, cook soup, bake or add to salads, cakes or served with hot pot.
Pansy is edible. Illustrated photo.
Pansy flowers come in many colors, have a mild scent and can be used to decorate desserts such as cakes or can also be added to salads and baked goods.
According to scientists from the University of Murcia, pansy flowers are also a rich source of several plant compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
11. Chamomile flowers
Chamomile is an herb that has been used in cooking and traditional medicine for centuries.
Medically, chamomile is often used to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and improve sleep quality.
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