How & Why

Can You Eat Cherry Tree Leaves?

Cherry tree leaves are an edible plant but shouldn’t be over consumed.

If you have a cherry tree in your yard, take some of the leaves off to eat, just be careful not to rip them too much. They taste similar to rhubarb. Other parts of the cherry tree can also be eaten, but there is no conclusive evidence that this is safe for consumption.

When making cherry blossom confetti, you can use cherry tree leaves as an ingredient.

If you are craving cherry flavored food, you can eat the leaves of certain cherry trees. They taste like rhubarb, with a hint of peppermint flavor.

There are many claims about the safety of cherry tree leaves. However, there is much conflicting evidence. So, you should not consume them without much research if you are trying to find out whether they are safe to eat or not.

However, if you are using them in your cooking recipes, it is unlikely that you will end up with an allergic reaction because the cherry tree leaves are not high in certain harmful substances.

If you are suffering from an upset stomach, you should not eat the leaves of the cherry tree because they can cause irritation. Besides this, you should not consume them if they are the only piece of food that you have eaten all day. It is unlikely that it will be beneficial to your health.

Are cherry tree leaves poisonous to humans?

No, cherry tree leaves are not poisonous to humans. However, if you have an upset stomach and the only thing that you have eaten is a cherry tree leaf, it would be best to avoid them as they can aggravate your stomach.

What can you do with cherry leaves?

There are many things that you can do with cherry tree leaves.

-You can use the leaves to make a tart filling for pies and cakes.
-You can also use them as a flavouring in soups and stews, because they have a similar flavor to rhubard.
-For an exciting twist on regular confetti, you could mix the leaves into your mixture of shredded paper or tissue paper for a beautiful wedding display.
-Cherry tree leaves are also edible, but should be over consumed.