Edible flowers are all the rage in cooking right now, but be wary of the types of bouquets you buy. Many flowers are considered edible -- like pansies and lavender -- but if they aren’t grown organically, they can be harmful to eat. When buying edible petals, look for USDA-certified organically grown varieties to use in your salads, drinks and pastries. Or better yet, grow your own. When you grow from seed, you know exactly what was used (or, in this case, not used) to grow them.
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