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can you eat orchids?

My wife and 13-yr-old daughter were out of town recently, and ate at a fairly upscale Chinese restaurant. Their entrees came adorned with orchids (or so I'm told).

They were told by the waiter that it's ok to eat them.
My daughter ate hers, and one of my wife's plate, and the next day had some "intestinal issues".

Are you really supposed to eat flowers?
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I know that there are many you can but I don't know about orchids. I know certain Upscale markets even sell edible flower packs. I know because I was looking for some for myself and my Lizards.

Check this out. I didn't see Orchids though....

http://www.dirtdoctor.com/view_question.php?id=379
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http://wellness.ucdavis.edu/safety_i....html#anchor_o
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Re: can you eat orchids?

Moving to mature...


['Orchid' is latin for 'testicle']
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Your daughter was probably hit by something in the Chinese food not the flower.
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Too much of a good thing?

1 orchid = good
2 orchid = bad
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reverse would be true if you go by evitagen's post



Originally posted by TomOpus
Too much of a good thing?

1 orchid = good
2 orchid = bad
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
http://wellness.ucdavis.edu/safety_i....html#anchor_o
According to that link, Orchids are non-toxic. They're both listed as "1" which reads: "Non-toxic: These plants are not poisonous or there is no known record of toxicity. Exposure to these plants is not expected to cause any symptoms."
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Discounting orchids used as a food garnish, vanilla beans are the only food product to be derived from orchids, afaik.

Flowers as a food product have a long history ... one of the strangest I have seen is eel and flower soup, a specialty of the Channel island of Jersey.

http://www.jersey.com/content_page.asp?id=199

I've seen a TV show where this was done a bit differently, with a huge intact eel and lots of different flowers as garnish.

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