Four Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat

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We all know that spinach and lettuce are two plants that can be eaten, but the reality is that there is a whole world of edible plants out there that most of us don’t know about.

Here are four plants that you didn’t know that you could eat.


Dandelions aren’t only an annoying garden weed! In fact, you can use them in teas, salads, or eat them raw and get the benefit of a huge boost of antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and K. They taste gentle and non-offensive, making them a versatile option.


You might be familiar with lavender in oils and soaps, but did you know that you can eat it as well? Its delicate, citrusy taste goes great in ice creams, desserts, and even in certain pasta sauces!


You might be familiar with eating roasted sunflower seeds, but most don’t know that the roots, stems, and flowers of this plant can be eaten too. The flowers can be ground into flour or used in teas, and the young buds can even be steamed and eaten whole!


If you are looking for a bright and colorful addition to your plate, how about a pansy flower? These plants are totally edible and add a striking, beautiful garnish to all kinds of dishes and desserts.