Benefits eating wild plants

Why is is good to eat wild plants


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 chard; 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.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

29 June, 2021

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