Posted on: 5 December 2019
When you think of flowers, you probably think of sweet smells and pretty displays.
And, while it's true that most flowers provide these benefits, some of them are edible too. This includes edible orchids, which taste great, smell sweet, and look absolutely beautiful.
What's even better is that there are a great many uses for edible orchids, allowing you to use them as far as your imagination will allow.
Toss Them In A Salad
Salads make for a very healthy lunch or dinner option. Unfortunately, however, they can also be incredibly boring and bland.
Thankfully, if you want to liven up your salads, edible orchids are the way to go. These fun flowers can add a pop of color to your greens, as well as a pop of fresh flavor.
You don't even have to cook them. Just buy orchids made specifically for eating and then toss them into your salad along with your other fresh ingredients. Your taste buds will thank you.
Stir Into A Stir Fry
Using delicious in your favorite salad, orchids are also a wonderful addition to any Asian dish. They go particularly well in stirfrys where they can add a delicate crunch to your dish.
Just make sure that, if you're going the stirfry route, you choose an orchid commonly used in these types of dishes, such as the soft-cane orchid.
Brew A Hibiscus Tea
If you're a tea lover but you've grown tired of the same old teas day after day, a hibiscus tea might be just what you're looking for.
Just grab a few hibiscus flowers, depending on the strength of the flavor you prefer, and steep them in warm water. Add a little honey or sugar if you'd like some sweetness, and then enjoy.
Many people even find that hibiscus teas, in addition to tasting great, are energizing and can help with allergies or colds.
Make A Sweet Treat
If you've got a sweet tooth or want to make a delectable dessert for someone who does, try making some orchid candy.
All you have to do is grab your favorite hibiscus flower, moisten it, and roll it in a little sugar. Just like that, you've got creative orchid candy that everyone is sure to love.
Edible orchids can be used in all kinds of delicious and unique ways. Whether you fry them up or just use them as a fun, edible decoration, they're a lot of fun to work with, and they taste great too.Share