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THE NEW HEALTH FOOD TREND COMING TO A RESTAURANT NEAR YOU

18th April 2016
Anthia Koullouros

Edible flowers and plants are flourishing, literally. Chefs have been using them for as long as there have been fine dining restaurants but only a few to accentuate or decorate a dish. But this isn’t a new trend. Back at the dawn of time, man experimented during their hunting and gathering days discovering what was edible and what was poisonous or induced psychotropic or other ill effects.

Herbalists have long used flowers as therapy. Calendula, lavender and chamomile are common examples. These days edible flowers are used as an ingredient to not only create visual appeal but to add flavour and extra health goodness. They are gracing our dishes especially those found on Instagram- the prettier the dish, the more likes or followers we seem to gain. Some are used to colour a dish or drink. Hibiscus blossoms turn into a magenta pink and blue mallow flowers turn into a bright purple blue hue.

The following edible flowers and plants are safe to eat and drink: Read the rest of this fabulous post on The Juice Daily