Monday, June 13, 2011
But first, some nutritional info about the daylily. All parts of the daylily are edible. The buds provide more vitamin C than green beans or asparagus, and have more protein than these two vegetables. The flavor of daylilies is similar to lettuce - crunchy and slightly sweet.
In the Orient, daylilies have been considered medicinal. The roots are known to have pain-killing properties. And they have been used to treat various illnesses such as jaundice, fevers, and some tumors.
NOTE: When you harvest daylilies, only harvest the ones in your garden - not roadside daylilies, as they are usually treated with chemicals and pesticides. I am referring to daylilies only. Some other lilies contain alkaloids and should not be eaten. Daylilies can act as a laxative or diuretic; eat in moderation.
So all you need to do is gather daylily blossoms from your garden. Wash them in cold water to remove any insects or dirt. You can wash the pollen off, as well, unless your children don't mind the orange powder on their faces. :) Gently dry the blossoms with a paper towel. Stuff each blossom with a heaping tablespoon of your favorite lunch salad.
As you can see, my children had no problem with eating flowers for lunch................
You can Google "Daylily Recipes" and find lots of other ways to prepare the beautiful flowers. Happy flower - eating!
Luke 12 :27 "Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
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