March 8, 2017 Comments (0) Uncategorized

Eating Wild Edible Plants Safely!

Finding And Identifying Wild Edible Plants!

There are many wild edible plants that you can identify and eat.  All of them have simple and easy ways of preparing them.

There are many plants that are edible such as dandelion, chickweed, plantain, wild onion, violets, wood sorrel, henbit, clover, dead-nettle and sow thistle.  All of are 100% edible.  All grass is edible. These are just a few of many out there.

Looked this up and this is what I found out about berries:

Avoid white and yellow berries, as most of them are poisonous. Blue and black berries are usually safe to eat. The “berry rule” is that 10% of white and yellow berries are edible; 50% of red berries are edible; 90% of blue, black, or purple berries are edible, and 99% of aggregated berries are edible.

What is an aggregate berry , here is what it is..

An aggregate fruit or etaerio (/ɛˈtɪərɪoʊ/) is a fruit that develops from the merger of several ovaries that were separate in a single flower. In contrast, a simple fruit develops from one ovary.

sample of wild edible plants and berries

This plant is wild dandelion and is made into a hot drink all the lines of coffee.

wild edible plants -dandelion

wild edible plants coffee made from dandelion

I have made and drank dandelion coffee and it is really good tasting and it does taste a little like coffee.  Very pleasant.

Here is another of the plants that he has made into a flavorful healthy drink.  It is called Sumac and the drink is somewhat like lemonaide.

wild edible plants- sumac

wild edible plants sumac soaking in water

wild edible plants made into a drink

If you are going to go out and try to collect wild edible plants you should be prepared and knowledgeable.  You need to study your plants so you make sure you are picking the right ones.

In this video there are many other forms of edible plants and how identify and  prepare them.

Wild Edibles- Season 1- with Interactive Menu!

Video by: OutsideFun1

Sample of the knife that he is using in some of his video’s

MOSSY OAK War Horse Serrated 10-inch Fixed Blade Knife with Sharpener and Fire Starter

 

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