Skip to content

Edible Flowers

I’m glad we went to the Diada d’Agricultura Ecològica (agricultural fair of organic food) in Porreres, yesterday. I came away a happy man. Mind you, I am a happy man most of the time. It was a pleasure to see the vast range of organic wine, for instance, or other products such as honey, oil, cheese, spices, jams and bread, all made by organic means, plus plenty of organic fruit and vegetable. With the usual delay, Mallorca now slowly but surely is joining the trend for unadulterated, healthier food. Mind you, it all has a hefty price tag attached. I was surprised to see that such elevated price levels could be commanded in these dire days of economic hardship and high unemployment, here in Spain.

Some of our friends were sad to have missed the opportunity. But worry not. There will be a Mercat Pagès next Sunday, April 17th, in Santa Maria, where plenty of organic food items will be available for tasting.

In fact, here in Mallorca this week is dedicated to the Lluita Pagesa i Contra els Transgenics. Via Campesina, a global organisation of small farmers and peasants, has declared April 17th an International Day of Protest against GMOs and patents on life, and campesinos in Mallorca will participate in their battle against GMO and in their concern for a dignified life for everybody.

Also, I came away from Porreres in a happy mood because we were able to purchase some edible flowers. You probably know that a whole range of flowers are edible, from nasturtiums to courgette flowers (see photo), chive blossoms, sweet roses, pansies and violas, almond blossoms and those of apples and plums, borage, camomile, lavender, lemon, lovage, mimosa, orange, peach, chrysanthemums, daisies, geraniums, jasmine, lilacs, marigolds and violets. The trick is to not eat any such flowers which are sold in flower stalls because they are grown with plenty of pesticides. One has to purchase one’s edible flowers from a shop specialising in edible flowers. Luckily, there is now a market gardener, Maties Adrover in Manacor, who specializes in such organically grown flowers for eating purposes, such as roses, carnations, onions, sweet peas, begonias and a few others more. These edible flowers are then sold in stalls in mercats in Palma as well as in Manacor and Felanitx. Aren’t we lucky.

The photo was taken in Porreres, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 10th, 2011. The time was 12:03:55.

2 replies »

  1. How are they prepared in Mallorca? When we lived in N. Italy they used to stuff the flowers and deep fry them. Delicious. Sylvia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • 1,623,722 visits


Copyright © November Press 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to November Press and Mallorca Daily Photo Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Copyleft ©© Klaus Fabricius 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

%d bloggers like this: