Some Edible Wild Plants

dandelions in a field

Edible wild plants are raw super food! They have incredible energizing and healing powers and they are absolutely FREE!!! This is a great cost saving and personal energy tip for raw food enthusiasts! In this article you will find an overview of some of the more popular and readily available wild edible plants.

So what plants can you safely eat? The wild edible plants I will list are all great in salads and juices and you can find them anywhere. Most people know these plants already and they are very easy to recognize and find. It should be noted that it is a very bad idea to eat any plant that you are not completely sure is edible.

If you don't know them, these days the internet can help you tremendously. Wikipedia can be a great resource. It shows great pictures and describes how the wild plants look and where to find them. If you study this recourse you will become very knowledgeable on this subject and easily be able to find the various plants.

Wild plants are free, delicious and nutritious. And it can be lots of fun to look for them (much more fun than the usual trip to the super market). Bring your kids along, they love it! What a great and educational way to get a raw food meal!

turtle eating wild strawberry

Wild strawberries
The wild strawberries are rich in vitamin A, C, and K; in minerals calcium, iron, potassium, and silicon. They are great for fever, diarrhea, dysentery, liver, kidneys, and much more.

You can eat the strawberries, the young leaves and the flowers. Don't eat the leaves if they are wilted as some people will get an allergic reaction to them.

Dandelions
Dandelion leaves are great in salads and juices. You can also eat the unopened buds raw (great in salads) Raw leaves have a slightly bitter taste. The leaves are high in vitamin A, vitamin C and iron, containing more iron and calcium than spinach. This should give you a new way to look at those dandelions in our yard now. I wouldn't suggest eating them from your yard if you use chemical fertilizers or pesticides, though.

brown field mouse eating dandelion flowers The flower petals, along with other ingredients, are used to make dandelion wine. The ground, roasted roots can be used as a caffeine-free dandelion coffee. Dandelion was also traditionally used to make the traditional British soft drink dandelion and burdock, and is one of the ingredients of root beer. Also, Dandelions were once delicacies eaten by the Victorian gentry mostly in salads and sandwiches.