How to collect wild plants
Good ways of gathering edible wild plants
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COLLECTING WILD PLANTS
Recommendations and standards for the collection of wild plants
Precautions for the use of wild plants
It is essential to collect in safe, non-contaminated with herbicides places, near crops and in places that are not visited by animals. Nor is it really safe to pick up in rivers where the water can carry bacteria from grazing animals and spread some disease. For example, there have been serious cases of poisoning with watercress.
It is also essential to know how to cook wild plants. As with all plants, some components make it appropriate a culinary treatment or other. For example, orach is rich in oxalates so it is recommended to boil it to attain edibility (oxalates are soluble, and partially remain in the cooking water.)
Not all parts of the plant are edible. For example, with the fruits and flowers of elderberry delicious desserts are made, but its leaves are highly toxic. Again, it is essential to know every plant.
More information about wild plants in the kitchen in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.