Can You Eat The Petals Of A Daylily?

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Can you eat daylilies?

Can You Eat The Petals Of A Daylily?

Daylilies are an edible flower. Most other lilies are not edible, so be certain that it is a daylily that you are eating.

Daylily petals can be used in desserts if you cut away the bitter white base of the flower. The petals can also be used to garnish salads or decorate cakes. The early spring shoots can be gathered and used as an asparagus substitute.

Before you consume a large amount of daylilies, you should know that some people claim that eating them makes them feel as if they have taken a laxative. You should introduce daylilies into your diet slowly to see how your body reacts to the sweet petals.



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