Foraging For Nettles

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This weekend I slipped on some gardening gloves, grabbed a pair of scissors and went foraging for nettles. Not sure about the legality of taking a bag of nettles out of a Seattle park, but they sure tasted good and the price was right. 😉

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8 thoughts on “Foraging For Nettles

  1. dhammy

    That’s cool! I had no idea you could eat those things or that you would want to. Your reference page says they are high in a lot of great vitamins.

    How do they taste?

  2. Nettles do have stingers, so it is pretty labor intensive to pick, clean and blanch. It won’t be a diet staple, but something to have a few times a year.

  3. dhammy

    Oh, I’ve been stung by the damn things many times. So, eating them could be construed as some sort of revenge?

  4. Actually I never heard of the show. I may be the only person in Seattle that doesn’t listen to public radio, but now that I canceled my XM that may change.

  5. Mike

    As to the nettles….make sure you eat the roots too. That’s where the beneficial plant sterols that help with BPH live. “Phytomedicine 2007 Aug; 14 (7-8) 568-79”

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