A Rose Bowl for Survival?

More accurately, how about a bowl of roses for survival? Or you could put them in any other dish for that matter. After all, a rose by any other name…could still be survival food.

You’re probably aware several flowers are edible or have edible parts. But did you know the roses in your garden may be a source for survival food?

Perhaps you’ve heard of rose water or rose hips. Have you heard of making rose jam with rose petals and sugar? You can put rose parts in other foods, too, including cookies, candy and ice cream.

According to herbalist Jim Long, the better a rose smells, the better it will taste. It’s best to use heirloom roses, not the modern tea roses which have had the scent bred out of them.

But be safe. Don’t eat roses sprayed with pesticide or roses that came from a flower shop.

Jim Long of Long Creek Herbs is the author of a 37 page pamphlet called How to Eat a Rose, Simply Delicious Recipes for Eating Roses; Cakes, Sortbet, Ice Cream, Cookies, Drinks and Lots More! It’s a DestinySurvival Pick.

The rose is considered a seasoning herb, as well as a lovely flower in many parts of the world. It may seem odd to think of a rose as an herb, but like other herbs, it can be used for food and medicine. It was declared The Herb of the Year in 2012 by both the International Herb Association and The Herb Society of America.

To explore the culinary delights of roses, get <How to Eat a Rose. Start by clicking on its title in this post. You’ll be taken to the page where it’s featured. Add it to your cart to start the order process.

Go ahead. Have your own rose bowl for survival.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.