Each day we use all components of vegetation for our weight-reduction plan, typically with out realizing it. Flowers are essentially the most unusual such half, and the main discussions relating to cultivating them revolve round two causes: magnificence and diet. Though edible flowers are stylish in trendy gourmand delicacies, Greeks had been consuming flowers for 1000’s of years. Mint flowers, rose petals, lavender, and chamomile had been delicacies of Greece’s pure setting and gave a full notion of the maxim ‘nous ygieis en somati ygiei,’ that means “wholesome thoughts in a wholesome physique,” that’s to say, a wholesome physique can maintain a wholesome thoughts.
Regardless that springtime is one of the best season to start out discovering the good number of edible flowers, the internationality of markets may help you discover no matter you need, everytime you need it. In fact, supporting native and seasonal meals is each higher in your pocket, your well being, and your group. So, beginning along with your backyard of pots of vegetation, your own home can give you a wide range of flowers subsequent Spring.
Begin with easy-to-grow lavender, roses, thyme, basil, sage and later you possibly can proceed with nasturtiums, pansies, calendula, borage, sambucus, violet, hyssops. Should you do-your-research, you could find many extra – you will discover that almost all of them are additionally within the class of fragrant and/or medicinal vegetation. And this isn’t irrelevant. The essential motive for consuming flowers is their ‘wholesome increase’ in your physique. Flowers are constructed from vegetation to draw pollinators. Vegetation put their finest effort into creating their ‘future technology,’ the flowers that are going to remodel into fruit with seeds, after pollination. They’re placing in additional energy as antioxidants and different biologically lively substances together with vitamin A, C, riboflavins, niacin, and minerals reminiscent of calcium, phosphorous, iron, and potassium which might be ultimately helpful to customers’ well being.
Observe the overall rule for all vegetation: eat recent every day or protect recent in deep frost. In Spring you possibly can eat recent and in the remainder of the seasons you possibly can protect freshness by freezing them. So, prepare and put together your ‘manufacturing’ in Spring!
* The above isn’t medical recommendation however mere solutions for bettering your weight-reduction plan. Earlier than attain natural use it’s best to seek the advice of your physician, particularly those that have well being points, are pregnant or are below the age of 6.
Evropi-Sofia Dalampira is an Agriculturist-MSc Botany-Biology and PhD Candidate in Agricultural-Environmental Training and Science Communication