Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Benefits eating wild plants

Why is is good to eat wild plants

WILD PLANTS AND HEALTH BENEFITS

Wild plants allow us to widen the range of our food ingredients

With wild flowers and plants, we can make decorative salads with marigold flowers, or colorful dishes like nettle soup, bright green for its richness in carotenoids.

salad with edible wild plants.
Image of prepared vegetables for a salad with edible wild plants.

Wild plants retrieve a vestige of the gastronomic history

The consumption of wild plants has been part of the human diet for centuries.

Some of these plants are still present in the markets, as in the case of the hollyhocks, available in the markets of Marrakesh or borage still present in many Spanish markets.

Wild plants are highly nutritious

Vegetables found in most supermarkets come from field crops, fertilized with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to attain rapid growth.

Wild weeds are richer in some nutrients, especially magnesium. For example, dandelion contains more iron, magnesium and more calcium than spinach or chards; and its vitamin A content (as beta carotene) is even higher than in carrots.

Because they are ecological

From locally grown productions, and with a responsible consumption: Proximal produced foods can save energy fuel, reduce package manufacturing and lower costs.

More information about wild plants in the kitchen in the listing above.

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