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Cool Nutrition of Edible Garden Weeds

Here's some more information and photos of edible garden weeds including Dandelion, Purslane, Lamb's Quarters, Plantain and Stinging Nettles.
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I just found out that oxalis was used by sailors for scurvy. Totally takes over here and just about everywhere else in the US. The deer love it. It turns brown and dies quickly. I would not eat it. The deer are indiscriminate where they pee and poo.


Also called wood sorrel and false shamrock. Mine has yellow flowers.

Wood sorrel is an edible wild plant that has been consumed by humans around the world for millenia.[2] In Dr. James Duke's "Handbook of Edible Weeds," he notes that the Kiowa Indian tribe chewed wood sorrel to alleviate thirst on long trips, that the Potawatomi Indians cooked it with sugar to make a dessert, the Algonquin Indians considered it an aphrodisiac, the Cherokee ate wood sorrel to alleviate mouth sores and a sore throat, and the Iroquois ate wood sorrel to help with cramps, fever and nausea.[3]

The edible tubers of the oca (O. tuberosa), somewhat similar to a small potato, have long been cultivated for food in Colombia and elsewhere in the northern Andes mountains of South America. The leaves of scurvy-grass sorrel (O. enneaphylla) were eaten by sailors travelling around Patagonia as a source of vitamin C to avoid scurvy. In India, creeping wood sorrel (O. corniculata) is only eaten seasonally, starting December/January. The leaves of common wood sorrel (O. acetosella) may be used to make a lemony-tasting tea when dried.
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