People have been eating flowers almost since the beginning of recorded time. Who knows what prompted the first floral snack? It could be that the flower looked so tasty somebody tried eating them. Some of the flowers that are good to eat would be: Dandilion top of the list. I like to get then when they first come out in the spring. Nasturtiums have a peppery taste. The most important consideration in the use of flowers as edibles is to know your source. Flowers you grow yourself are probably the safest. You know they don’t contain pesticides. Never eat flowers purchased from a florist as they have many unhealthy additives.
Flowers are best when picked and prepared within a few hours of eating. In most cases only the petals are used.