Tagetes erecta L. (Images by Dinesh Valke & D.S.Rawat, (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))



Tagetes minuta L. (Images by Sheetal Pachpande (1), Gurcharan Singh (2,3) & Prashant Awale (4)) 


Tagetes patula L. (Images by Gurcharan Singh, (Prashant Awale – Id by D.S.Rawat) & (Bhagyashri Ranade – Id by Satish Phadke))


ARE INDIAN MARIGOLDS EDIBLE : 5 posts by 4 authors.
I have seen chefs putting Indian Marigold flowers in their recipes. I have been told that unlike European Marigolds which are edible, Indian marigolds Ganda or Jhendu as we call them in Maharashtra are not edible and can have noxious side-effect.
A word from experts would be helpful

As children some times we used to eat our desi genda-the marigold.

I know that Marigold ray floret s are very good source of beta carotene and used in poultry feed. I have eaten the head of flowers. It is not poisonous. it can be used.


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