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.
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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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.