People often have a prejudice towards eating in nature. They are usually scared to experiment and try new ways and sources of nutrition. We have instant food, well packed and prepared for us. All the foods we eat has a label, declaring all the ingredients and nutrition values that contains. Most of us don’t know or never thought about it – what actually is edible from nature, how it can be served, and what could be harmful for our health. This unknowledge comes from the fear of poisoning as well as the suspicion of trying something new and more exotic than what we are used to.
Can you imagine, it’s really absurd to allow, to be in wild and to die of starvation only because you are not sure what plant from the thousands you can eat and which’s not. We don’t need to know exactly all the plant and animal species that are edible to survive. It is easier to learn what is not is for eating since such plant and animal species are less and more accessible to remember.
There is a lot of edible plants out there, more than a half. But, not all types represented all year round equally. From some of the wild food plants, for example, only one part is edible, and from the other two or more and even all of them. Edible leaves are usually rich in vitamins, fruits with sugars and vitamins, and roots and bulbs with starch and sugar, and nuts are a source of fat and carbohydrates.
It is spread around the world, growing along roads, rivers, in meadows. The root is edible in the first year of vegetation, and in some parts of the world, it is used as a vegetable. The leaves contain vitamin C and carotene. The steams and rare need to be boiled for 10 or 15 minutes.
It grows in shallow waters, lakes or swamps. Legumes are young sprouts and a productive starter, and they are edible raw or cooked or can be processed into flour.
This plant has medicinal leaves, root, and stem, and those who can collect clean and healthy plants need to know when it is gathering. Leaves before flowering and the root is removed in the spring and autumn, and the stems in the period of flowering. Dandelions are edible raw or roasted, but the most common is like tea substitute.
Her habitats are sunny places, dry and warm soils, such as meadows, pastures. The flower, immature pods, and shoots are edible. Be careful, because dogbane looks similar and this plant is poisonous.
Red clover is useful in a fight against bronchitis, asthma, menopause symptoms, but it is also edible. It is found in fields, meadows, and lawns across and It has red or purple round blossom. Flowers and leaves are edible.
It covers grassy shores and meadows and is often mixed with weeds, and it’s edible. It has shiny green leaves of the heart shape, and roots are long and woods. Apart from being used as a cure, this plant is a part of the kitchen tradition, its visible parts are.