Calendulas are sometimes called “poor man’s saffron” and petals can be used as a saffron substitute while cooking. Yellow calendulas, or pot marigolds, have a less powerful flavor but can liven up meals because of their vibrant color. Too much calendula can make your meal taste bitter, so use in moderation. Check out the health benefits of calendula for soothing skin and more.
Borage is an annual flower distinguishable by its hairy stems. Flowers are typically blue but can also be pink or white. Borage petals are similar in taste to cucumber, and can be used in salads or to garnish a drink.