Eat Your Weeds!

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Eat Your Weeds! The Best Edible Weeds

Easy-growing weeds are surprisingly tasty and packed with nutrients

[repost – thanks Mother Earth Living: http://www.motherearthliving.com/food-for-health/eat-your-weeds-best-edible-weeds.aspx%5D

By Amy Mayfield
May/June 2011

With high levels of iron, potassium and beta-carotene,
dandelion stimulates digestion and aids the liver.

Long used as cleansing tonics, easy-to-find spring weeds are rich in vitamins and minerals. Local weeds’ leaves, flowers and roots make yummy additions to salads, soups and other dishes. If you’re collecting weeds in the wild, be certain you are foraging from a location free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Proper identification is essential; invest in a great guide like A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants or seek out a local herbalist or botanist to take you on a “weed walk.” Otherwise, you can grow weeds with virtually no maintenance in a container or your yard. You’ll be eating up the free harvest in no time!

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