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    I eat nettles, cooked. Also Plantain elongata (not a banana), wild mustard (that yellow flowered plant everywhere in California) and wild horseradish. All are good in an omelet. I am not into juicing.
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    I love free food, wild garlic and nettles are great early greens, nettles do tingle a bit raw, but not too bad, there is tons of stuff you can eat, just takes time to learn. I also feel it's one of those things you need to learn from someone who knows what they are doing, not from a book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribal Rob View Post
    I love free food, wild garlic and nettles are great early greens, nettles do tingle a bit raw, but not too bad, there is tons of stuff you can eat, just takes time to learn. I also feel it's one of those things you need to learn from someone who knows what they are doing, not from a book.
    Though there are some pretty cool, entertaining & info-laden books on geographically-specific foraging in the wild too... but I agree, a local expert is always best. But ain't nuthin' wrong w/ having a lil foraging pocket guide on hand neither while on a hike or backyarding it... And yes by all means, wild onions, ramps & edible roots, varying upon location & season, sauteed in butter & a pinch of salt, mmm. Nature's finer outliers of simple pleasures are found often among the lower levels of our vision & reach. Dig & savor...
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    Day lilies are delicious!
    Seriously.

    In some areas they grow like the most pestilent weeds... all naturalized.
    At least the old orange kind do.
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    The nice thing about oniony wild things is that if it smells like onions or garlic it IS onions or garlic. Go ahead and eat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    The nice thing about oniony wild things is that if it smells like onions or garlic it IS onions or garlic. Go ahead and eat it.
    wild chives <3 one of my favorite things about spring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    It's plant iron. You can't absorb it. In one end, out the other.
    References, please. Last I knew, the only iron not really available was the stuff that rubs off of your cast iron cookware, but I do not even know if that still holds or not.

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    Day lilies are delicious
    Recipes, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    It's plant iron. You can't absorb it. In one end, out the other.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crabbcakes View Post
    References, please. Last I knew, the only iron not really available was the stuff that rubs off of your cast iron cookware, but I do not even know if that still holds or not.
    I'd like to see any references to that as well, if you please, if possible. Anecdotally, my oldest paleo bud back in Cali, was a frequent fond forager of found nettles & he was told to lay off them when his blood iron levels were sky high. He didn't eat much red meat hardly ever, nor any other particularly iron-rich foods at all, just stinging nettles as a passion, were singled out as his irony culprit. He postured, pleaded & protested but in the end, ceased his particular passionate poaching & his iron levels normalized some time later. Double-blind study, no, but true alliterative story...well yes.
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    It's plant iron. You can't absorb it.

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    Livestrong says: What Nutrients Aid In The Absorption Of Iron In The Human Body? | LIVESTRONG.COM

    Heme iron (animal based ) absorbs about 25-35% but non heme (plant based) only absorbs about 3%.

    You can improve this a bit with extra vitamin C.

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