Edible flowers: more than a gastronomic trend

Elisabeth Regina Tempel Stumpf

Abstract


Since ancient times, flowers and symbols blend and complement each other in a permanent harmony. Victory, love, arrivals and farewells. Flowers also indicates the harbinger of life, hope for preservation and continuity of the species. Its meanings and uses are recognized and diverse, and permeate generations all over the world. Perfumes, infusions, medicines and food make up the wide and varied spectrum of use in different cultures. The use of flowers in cooking is well known. Its beauty and nutritional properties provide different uses, from the aesthetic to the composition of the most differentiated menus. [...]

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Nutricion, gastronomy, health

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2447-536X.v27i4.2404

ISSN: 2447-536X

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