First things first: Yes, I know that ATS has a search feature, and yes, I realize that there are loads of threads on wild edibles.
I would like to take what I hope is a different approach on wild edibles. We can all read about them day and night, but reading doesn’t replace
first hand experience.
So, the challenge is this: Go out to your yard, or if you don’t have a yard, your boundary is approximately one city block. Take a picture of it,
and then post it here with the following topics addressed:
1. Your general location
2. A recipe or directions for preparing the edible, and indicate if it can be eaten raw.
3. If it can be eaten raw, taste it! Now, describe its flavor.
4. What do you already know about this edible WITHOUT having to look it up? For example, is it a good source of a specific nutrient or does it have a
5. Last, google the edible you found, and tell one fact about it that you didn’t know before you started.
Of course, please make sure that you are 100% certain of your edible identification before you consume it! Involve your kids if you like, I did, and
mine enjoyed it!
For easier readability, please limit each post to only ONE edible.
HERE'S MINE: Clover
1. Location: Eastern North Carolina
2. Can be eaten raw. Recipe: mix pancake mix as the box instructs. Dip the clovers into the batter, then fry
until golden brown.
3. The white flower tops eaten raw taste like arugula.
4. Clovers are a good source of protein.
5. The Cherokee used a tea made from white clover flowers to treat fever.