Edible flowers have been a huge trend recently, whether they're being popped on top of cakes or dropped into a flute of Prosecco. Now, supermarket chain Sainsbury's is getting in on the action, selling pretty edible flowers in its stores – and they're the answer to all our hosting dreams.
Sainsbury's says the decision to introduce edible flowers is 'influenced by popular cookery shows' (hello Bake Off!) as well as 'social channels like Pinterest', where the flowers have proved hugely popular.
Grown by local producers in the Vale of Evesham, the brightly coloured edible flowers, including varieties such as tagete marigold, monkey flowers, viola and dianthus can be used in summer salads, as cake toppings or even garnish smoothies and cocktails.
The supermarket chain already sells edible flowers as part of their by Sainsbury's Mozzarella & Flower Blossom Salad Bowl 130g (£2.50) and will also be launching a punnet of Edible Flower varieties in the fresh herbs fixture for £3, available from the end of June.
Prepare for your salads to get much more pretty!
From: Good Housekeeping UK
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