Viola (Red Blotch)
Available in the following variations:
Viola (violets, violas and pansies) are among the most popular edible flowers in America. Unlike many edible flowers, they actually taste good. Fresh flowers are most often used for garnishing and crystallizing. The pungent perfume of some varieties adds sweetness, while the mild pea flavor of most other viola combines well with sweet or savory foods. The simple addition of a few brilliant blooms transforms any dish into an elegant presentation. Both the flowers and leaves in fresh and dried forms have been standard fare in Europe and other areas in the world since before the 14th century.