How to Store Edible Flowers

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Storing edible flowers, such as chrysanthemums, violets, lavender and nasturtiums, is best done by keeping them in plastic bags, plastic containers or glass containers in the refrigerator. Keep fresh edible flowers moist to preserve their freshness with advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment we're going to talk about how to store edible flowers. There's so many flowers that are edible. There's chrysanthemums, and violets, and lavender, and nasturtiums, and we could just go on and on, but when you are using edible flowers always do your research and make sure that it is edible, cause' some parts of the flowers might be edible, but the leaves might not be, so you're going to have to be a little bit careful. But, for example, I love violets, and they're so beautiful to dry, and they're so beautiful fresh with salads. So, there's a few ways to store em'. So, just like lettuce, you can store edible flowers right in a plastic bags, or in a plastic container, a glass container, right in the refrigerator for one to two weeks. Because it's a fresh flower it will last as long as it's got moisture. Another easy way that to store edible flowers is to just to put a little violet right into an ice cube, and put it with water and then freeze it, and then that way you've got this little flower that looks just like it is and you can add it to lemonade or drinks at your next party, and it'll look really neat to have a little ice cube with a edible flower in it. Another way that you can store em' is to make them into candy, so by just putting some egg whites, just making some egg whites and painting that onto the flower itself, and then putting that into sugar, and letting it dry on some paper, or a paper bag, or anything, just a glass dish, lettin' it dry; then it will store for months and you can use it as a candy that way. So, there's many ways that you can store your edible flowers, and you can enjoy them for the future.

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