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The flower of zucchini and other summer squash are quite edible and have become regular fare in Mexico and other Third World countries. Native Americans who grew winter squash before Europeans arrived made squash blossom soup.

The reason squash blossoms became food so early was that these plants bear two kinds of flowers, one for each sex, on the same plant. There are roughly three male pollen bearing flowers for each single female ovary flower. Since the female flowers are the fruit bearers, indigenous people began plucking the excess male flowers to eat before the crop of squash matured. This was particularly useful with winter squash that takes all season to mature compared to summer squash which makes edible fruit in just a few weeks after pollination.
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The link below connects to some great photos of how fresh picked squash blossoms are used in a particular fiesta dish in Oaxaca, Mexico
Zucchini flowers, with the baby female fruit attached are now expensive and upmarket vegetables in restaurants, certainly in australia and U K. The flowers can be stuffed with a rice and minced meat filling or a delicate cheese mix. They are often presented stuffed and deep fried in very light Japanese style batters. (When you stuff them, it's a delicate amount and then you'll find you can close the petals and give the ends a very gentle twist at the end tips, to keep them closed but it's a delicate operation).
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Where do you find Zucchini flowers?

Zucchina Flowers . Zucchini flowers come from the plant. They are also know as squash blossoms and are used in cooking.

What flowers are not edible?

Non-edible Flowers . There are many flowers that are not OK to consume or even place on food. Some flowers that are used on food in advertising or recipe illustrations are

What relationship do zucchini flowers have to the vegetable that we eat?

If the flower is not picked from the plant, the zucchini grows from the center of the flower if it is a female flower that has been pollinated. If it is a male flower, it prov

Are flowers edible?

Some but not all flowers are edible. You need to check on each type you are interested in to make sure.

Are lilac tree or flowers edible?

Lilac bushes are not listed on the Cornell University's list ofpoisonous plants. The University of Arkansas information booklet onpoisonous plants has listed Lilac as nonpoiso

How do you make an edible flower?

you have to buy a designed tip for an icing stick and then you need to make slight ovalish or circle patterns but it depend on what kind of flower u want to make but still if