Are the flowers and stems of squash plants edible?

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Myles Jackson asked the Naked Scientists:
   I AM GROWING SQUASH, AT THIS TIME THERE ARE FLOWERS AND PLENTY OF LEAVES. I WANT TO KNOW IF THEY CAN BE COOK AND EAT THEM.
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Are the flowers and stems of squash plants edible?
« Reply #1 on: 30/07/2009 09:26:30 »
Yes, the seeds can be used to make a paste, the leaves can be used as green vegetable (cook as you would any green leaf) and the flowers are often used in cooking by North American Indians, although I don't know how.
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