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All kids are told by their parents to eat their greens. Everyone thinks they must consume smoothies or salads to be healthy. Greens are healthy and do come in many different shapes and tastes. However, greens often hog the spotlight, as there are other nutritious choices. The following choices are all edible.

Flowers

There are many types of flowers that you can choose from, and each contains certain nutrients. For example–Nasturtiums, a type of flower, supply vitamin D, a vitamin most miss. Not all flowers are edible and can be poisonous, such as Crocus. 1

Insects

Most bugs are surprisingly nutritious. They have fiber and vitamin B12, almost everyone is deficient in these nutrients. If you can’t picture yourself eating grasshoppers, bugs are often sold in powdered form. You can easily sprinkle some insect powder in a smoothie, salad, or on a toast. 2

Bee pollen

Bees go to take nectar from flowers. In the process, bees get pollen on them, which is taken to their hive. Bee pollen has B vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Bee pollen can be sprinkled on most foods, like insect powder. 3

Source(s):

  1. https://www.livestrong.com/article/385150-nutritional-value-of-edible-flowers/
  2. https://www.insider.com/why-you-should-eat-insects-2018-11
  3. https://1md.org/article/10-bee-pollen-superfood
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