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    Alder nuts. No nutrition info around the web!

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    So my area is totally stocked with easily harvested alder nuts, but I was hoping for nutrition info. They're just tiny tree seeds from a deciduous conifer that you can shake out of the cone, sort of like pine nuts. But for some reason I don't see any info on their content. Anybody studied tree nuts or have a link to that info?

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    no clue, but if you like them, then I say eat them and don't worry about it. To me harvesting nuts from the local area seems as primal as it gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    So my area is totally stocked with easily harvested alder nuts, but I was hoping for nutrition info. They're just tiny tree seeds from a deciduous conifer that you can shake out of the cone, sort of like pine nuts. But for some reason I don't see any info on their content. Anybody studied tree nuts or have a link to that info?
    send me some i want to try them :-)
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    I did some searching.. everything I found mentions eating them for survival purposes, at which point the nutrition information isn't terribly important. =]

    Here's one page about them: A Note on Eating Alder Catkins It talks about nutrition information for pollen, since he refers to eating the cone whole, but no nutrition information for just the seeds.
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    Yeah, those are all I've found on my own so far, too. But thanks for checking it out as well! I think I'll gather a bowl full and try a few different ways of eating them. I'm thinking steamed will be great, but I can probably eat them raw, too. Then again, I can eat extremely bitter things while smiling, so it might not be for everyone.

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