Flowers can safely be used as food if you know the do's and don'ts
One day years ago my son Timothy Baran was harvesting some cherry tomatoes that stubbornly clung to the vine, necessitating a few hard tugs to remove them.
As he worked, he popped one into his mouth and tasted something bitter. He looked down and saw green-yellow juice all over his hand. They were from the tomato leaves and he flipped out, fearing he had consumed a poisonous part of the plant.