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Can you eat these?

Post  Little Thumb on 5/28/2010, 2:04 pm

What veggie plant leaves can you eat? I know you can't eat tomato leaves. What about some other plants. Pepper, eggplant, any of the vine plants? I know you can eat, turnip greens, radish, and beets. Anything else that you can eat?

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Post  Megan on 5/28/2010, 2:13 pm

Do not eat anything from the potato plant except potatoes! I would be wary of leaves of any vine plant. Many of them are nightshades. Also, do not eat rhubarb leaves.

Mustard greens are fine. I am growing amaranth this year and the leaves are said to be edible like spinach, so I'm going to try it.
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Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/28/2010, 4:42 pm

Pea leaves -- somewhere there's a post about stirfrying the upper couple of leaves and tendrils. Which I completely forgot about when I pulled up the pea plants yesterday. Pits!

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Post  SirTravers on 5/28/2010, 8:17 pm

@Megan wrote:I am growing amaranth this year and the leaves are said to be edible like spinach, so I'm going to try it.

Avoid eating amaranth if you have kidney disease, gout or rheumatoid arthritis as it contains oxalic acid which inhibits the absorption of zinc and calcium.

Also it's no good reheated. Only eat it fresh and then put the rest in the compost.

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Post  Megan on 5/28/2010, 8:44 pm

@SirTravers wrote:
@Megan wrote:I am growing amaranth this year and the leaves are said to be edible like spinach, so I'm going to try it.

Avoid eating amaranth if you have kidney disease, gout or rheumatoid arthritis as it contains oxalic acid which inhibits the absorption of zinc and calcium.

Also it's no good reheated. Only eat it fresh and then put the rest in the compost.

Hm, that is interesting SirTravers, I had not read that, thank you! We do not have any of the diseases you mention, and also, I found this: link Do you have personal experience with amaranth, especially with processing the grain?
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Post  SirTravers on 5/28/2010, 9:18 pm

No personal experience sorry. I just pick up on things I read. I'm slowly learning herbal stuff as I don't like going to the doctor.

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Post  Kabaju42 on 5/29/2010, 11:31 am

I know raspberry leaf tea has long been recommended as a natural remedy; my wife will often drink it to relieve cramping. We haven't tried making it on our own yet (we've just bought the tea packets so far) but we will in the future.
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Post  chocolatepop on 5/29/2010, 10:43 pm

borage I believe is an edible flower.
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Post  Selandra on 5/30/2010, 9:45 am

Don't forget the nasturiums!!
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Post  camprn on 5/30/2010, 10:10 am

@chocolatepop wrote:borage I believe is an edible flower.
Yes it is! See this link edible flowers
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