For centuries roses have been prized for their medicinal, cosmetic and culinary properties.
Rose petal in times past were used to perfume the body and sweeten the breath. Medicinally, roses were recommended for their astringent and tonic properties.
The petals of any roses, whether wild or cultivated can be eaten in salads.Pick those with the most fragrance to flavor other salad leaves.
Remove the petals from the calyx before eating.