You’ve probably tried tea infused with the chamomile flower and gorged on desi desserts flavoured with rose petals, but those two aren’t the only edible flowers around. Papaya blossoms, lavenders, moringa flowers and banana blossoms are also used in cuisines across India. Sometimes they are used to impart flavour and nutrition while other times they serve as decorations on cakes.
However, when comedian Vir Das saw some edible pansies in his smoothie bowl along with fresh berries, fruits, and nuts, but he was not impressed.
Please stop putting flowers in my food. Ima come over to your house, go to your garden and put peanut butter on one of your trees. pic.twitter.com/5s3jj2cRp9
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 1, 2021
Several people seconded his opinion and said they didn’t like flowers as well as microgreens in their food. Others said this is done to make the food look more exotic and hike its price.
That dish is already too healthy for me. May be you should consider to an unhealthy diet Vir. Will save you flower troubles
— Brat (@foxanarchist) April 1, 2021
What on God’s green earth is that abomination?
— Manu Chaturvedi (@chaturvedi_manu) April 1, 2021
Ok, firstly, it depends on what flower it is. Does it taste good? Does it look good? Does it add to the beauty, flavor and presentation of the dish? If it violates all three of these questions, then yes, you may put peanut butter on trees or say you don’t want them. Just saying.
— Ulta Wolfe (@UltaWolfe) April 1, 2021
Annnd ‘microgreens’. Dhaniya is enough shit already.
— Aishwarya (@mbbAsh) April 1, 2021
— The PoLiTiCaLe 🌈 (@ThePoliticale) April 1, 2021
Yeh kya mangwaaya bhai??? Phool , jhadiyaan🤣 pathjad sawan☝️
— Sumithabrady (@sumithabrady) April 1, 2021
How else can they phool you, to pay richly for the food
— Deepti (@FiatLux_29) April 1, 2021
Kha lo bhai…its April “Phool”. 😂
— Manish Gupta (@manishpedia) April 1, 2021
NO TO FLOWERS IN FOOD!
— Maitri Dore (@doremai) April 1, 2021
I second this. We shouldn't put flowers in our food like this… Ppl will start putting anything without prior knowledgeable to seem fancy. Phytochemicals is a very complex class of molecules… There are a lot of risks associated. Don't eat flowers in your food. https://t.co/7kn21Ohcbp
— Chirpy_chefy چرپی شیفی ਚਿਰਪੀ ਸ਼ੇਫੀ (@chirpy_chefy) April 1, 2021
What do you think of edible flowers – yay or nay?