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foods Vegetables That Are Technically Flowers

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A list of vegetables that are technically flowers. These are edible plants in which the leaves, stems, flowers, or roots are edible. This list does not include edible plants that are funguses, seeds, or treated as fruits – it only includes flowering vegetables. Something to consider: the word vegetable is based on culinary tradition. It is not scientific. Edible plants traditionally used to make savory dishes are typically considered vegetables. That said, some vegetables are occasionally used to also make sweet dishes, such as carrots, rhubarb, and even avocados.

What are some examples of flower vegetables? While some of the vegetables on this list may be eaten raw, more often than not, vegetables are cooked. So whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just a well rounded carnivore, enjoy this list of vegetables that are technically flowers. If you know of any that aren't on here, add the names to this list.
Artichoke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vegetables That Are Technically Flowers
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Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vegetables That Are Technically Flowers
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Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

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Cauliflower is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vegetables That Are Technically Flowers
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Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

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Courgette flowers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vegetables That Are Technically Flowers
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Courgette flowers


Latin Name: Cucurbita spp.
Squash blossoms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Vegetables That Are Technically Flowers
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Squash blossoms


Latin Name: Cucurbita spp.