Edibility of Dahlia Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Chattanooga, TN
Question by sarlamurgai
June 2, 1999
I want to know if dahlia leaves can be eaten just like salad, or cooked and eaten like spinach.


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Answer from NGA
June 2, 1999

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Dahlia leaves are not edible, either raw or cooked. For a complete listing of garden flowers and leaves that are edible, consult Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs, Rodale Press, ISBN# 0-87857-699-1. Always check reliable sources before consuming any leaves, roots or seeds that are not commonly found in the produce section of your local grocery store.

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