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Can you eat broccoli flowers?

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The yellow flowers that grow on the broccoli plant are edible. The flowers of the broccoli plant can be safely eaten raw or cooked.

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Broccoli flowers are commonly used as a colorful garnish or added to a salad for nutrition and flavor.

Broccoli flowers can be harvested when they are in the bud stage or harvested once they have bloomed. Broccoli flowers that have completely bloomed may wilt when they are steamed.

Some markets in the U.S. sell broccoli flowers. The flowers of the broccoli plant offer a mild taste.

When growing broccoli, it is important to keep the plant well watered.

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