- from Flowers
If someone gave you ice cream topped with violets, would you eat it? Yes to the ice cream and no to the violets, perhaps? How about a peppery nasturtium (na-STUR-shum) salad?
Chowing down on flowers might seem strange, but you probably do it every day. Flowers make seeds and fruits—common foods we all eat. Yet who ever heard of eating the flowers themselves? Plenty of folks. Delicious dishes are made with violets, roses, and even dandelions. Many flowers make great teas. Plus, some flowers contain medicines that can save lives.