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Meta Description: Can you eat broccoli flowers? Learn the truth about whether it’s safe to eat your blossoming broccoli.

4 Interesting Things to Know About Broccoli Flowers

Broccolis are known for their uniquely shaped flowers that look like miniature trees.

If you’re new to gardening and decided to add broccoli to your palette, it’s safe to assume you still have little knowledge about it.
For starters, it’s one of the most traded vegetable in the world. The broccoli, being herbaceous, grows fast. The flower also buds fast, so when it reaches the stage where it blooms, you might doubt
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Before answering the question, let’s take a look at what we know about broccolis.

Sounds like a Harry Potter spell, right? Well, the scientific name of broccoli is a combination of Celtic and Latin words for cabbage or vegetable. The name broccoli comes from the Italian word brocco which means sprout or bud.
The vegetable came from an artificial selection of the wild mustard (which is the real Brassica Oleracea), specifically by modifying the flower buds and stem parts of the wild mustard plant.

Wild mustard plants grow bright yellow flowers in a compact space surrounded by elongated leaves – the resemblance is uncanny!

You might think it’s a genetically modified organism. You’re correct – mostly.
Broccoli is modified to have a large collection of flower buds at the center which are harvested for human consumption. It is a breed of the wild mustard like how dogs also have breeds, except that this vegetable doesn’t bite. This vascular type of plant was said to be cultivated first by the Romans in Italy and was later introduced to the world through the countless expeditions of
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That’s why your parents have been wanting you to eat this thing full of good stuff!

In addition to being pretty, the fully-bloomed broccoli flowers are edible, but they have very less nutritional value and taste rather bitter. So, yes, you can eat it. It’s not poisonous or anything, but it doesn’t help much with your health or even your food.
It’s understandable that you might have asked or searched for answers regarding the yellow stuff coming out of your broccolis. It’s such a waste to throw away when you don’t understand anything that’s actually happening.

If it’s just a few flowers, it’s not yet too late to pick the curd and just take the flowers off, but it won’t be good for storage, and you will have to cook it as soon as possible. You can probably make a good tea out of the flowers’ petals and experiment on them. You will never know what good things you’ll discover.

Broccolis are nature’s gift to mankind – when it’s not giving nutrition, it gives beautiful flowers. Source:

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