Edible flowers

What are edible flowers and where can you buy them?

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Discover what edible flowers are, where to shop for them, and how to use them in our ingredient glossary

What are edible flowers?

Edible flowers are just that – flowers that can be eaten. The most commonly found varieties are violas, corn flowers and pansies, which have beautiful colours and are great for decorating cakes and cocktails. Their flavour is very mild, but some, such as nasturtium petals, can have subtle peppery, bitter or sweet notes.

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Where to buy edible flowers

Nature’s Flavours Edible Flowers, £3.49/4g, Ocado

Orange Trading Dartmouth 30 Purple Lilac Pansies, £2.29/30 flowers, Amazon


Edible flower recipes

Blood orange sticky iced buns

These are a more refined version of that cake shop staple, topped with a zesty blood orange icing and pretty edible flowers.

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Orange Sticky Buns Recipe

Jasmine set custard with strawberry sorbet

This recipe for jasmine set custard with strawberry sorbet comes from Bulrush, Bristol. It’s a bit of a challenge, but a great summer dish, and the hard work will pay off.

jasmine set custard with strawberry sorbet