During the Victorian period, candied edible flowers such as violets were popular and are still made and used today by some confectioners. Recently, edible flowers and edible micro greens have become very popular among chefs, largely due to their aesthetic appeal. Edible crystallized flowers provide a gorgeous creative look when used to garnish meals, a cup of tea, or a distinctive cocktail. Some varieties of edible flowers include the pansy, bachelor button, marigold, chrysanthemum, snap-dragon, carnation, dahlia, nasturtium and viola.
However, not only chefs are getting in on the edible crystallized flowers trend. Creative food lovers every where have started adding microgreens and herb crystals to their regular diet. Not only great for food accents and appearance, these micro greens and micro herbs are a tasty addition to give many meals and beverages an appealing and diverse look.
These edible flowers and microgreens can be rather difficult to grow. Looking for locations where to buy edible flowers can prove to be a difficult task, too. Research online for instructions for how to properly grow them, or find a gardening professional near you who grows them. Kill two birds with one stone, use edible flowers to not only make your dish or beverage look spectacular, but taste spectacular as well!