Flowers have always been pleasing to the eye, but pleasing to the taste buds? More and more, edible flowers are becoming popular as a gourmet treat. Typically greenhouse grown for human consumption, edible flowers are very safe to eat. Chemical and pesticide free, edible flowers can add a sophisticated flair to any meal. Sprinkle edible flowers in salads, freeze whole small flowers into ice cubes for punches, or use a colorful blossom as a garnish for your favorite dip. Many varieties of annuals and certain varieties of orchid can be used to enhance any cuisine. Be sure to check a trusted food reference chart before experimenting, and be aware that asthmatics should avoid some flowers.