Are pumpkin flowers good to eat?
Pumpkin flowers are edible. They can be eaten raw in salads, cooked with other vegetables, steamed, etc. (The soup made with potatoes and squash blossoms is delicious)
Edible properties of pumpkin flowers
Although not containing as much vitamin A as pumpkins, its vitamin C and folic acid levels are much higher. (See properties of these elements in detail in the listing above within the section “Food properties of pumpkins”)
Although it is a food difficult to obtain, you can resort to planting your own flowers to use these as something different for special menus on special days.
Courgettes with flowers still present
|Composition of raw pumpkin flowers per 100 gr.|
|Water||95, 15 g|
|Carbohydrates||3, 28 g|
|Iron||0, 70 mgs|
|Vitamin C||28 mgs|
|Vitamin A||195 UI|
|B1 vitamin (Thiamin)||0.042 mgs|
|B2 vitamin (Riboflavin)||0, 075 mgs|
|B3 vitamin (Niacin)||0, 690 mgs|
|B6 vitamin (Pyridoxine)||–|
|Folic acid||59 mcg|
More information on pumpkin.