The consumption of vegetable flowers as food is an ancient practice amongst many cultures. You and I most likely consume flowers, in one form or another, in a lot of the foods we eat without even realizing it, for example; teas, soups, and sauces. Just like vegetables, the flowers of the same variety can taste very different when grown in different geographical locations. Think of a Roma Tomato grown in the ash soils of Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, compared to the Roma Tomato you grow in your backyard garden patch in northern Ontario. Taste difference is all about latitude, soil composition, and climate. Flower taste profiles work in the same way. When consuming flowers, it is very important that you only eat flowers from vegetables that have been grown organically, and that you consume only the petals. Ensure you remove the pistils and stamens. Harvest flowers in the morning when it is cool, and always choose them at their peak of growth. And, of course, only eat flowers that you know for sure are edible!