So I ate some sort of reed...

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Singingcrowsings
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So I ate some sort of reed...

Postby Singingcrowsings » Fri May 15, 2015 10:05 pm

I ate this reed by the river. Shoot are now just shooting up, and I read we can eat the shoots like asperagus, or eat the roots, or eat the white of the more mature plant.

I was pleasantly surprised when I ate the shoot raw to find it tastes a lot like wheatgrass juice! And all those lovely vitamins... wonderful!

ItalianBee
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Re: So I ate some sort of reed...

Postby ItalianBee » Sat May 16, 2015 4:54 pm

Do you have any idea what the name of the reed was? Can you post a picture? (I don't know if we can do that on this site) I have eaten cattails, but a long time ago and I don't really remember how we prepared them.

Singingcrowsings
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Re: So I ate some sort of reed...

Postby Singingcrowsings » Sat May 16, 2015 5:38 pm

I believe they are called "common reed", nothing fancy.

This is what they look like, they're everywhere:

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ItalianBee
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Re: So I ate some sort of reed...

Postby ItalianBee » Sun May 17, 2015 7:28 am

Thanks!

Singingcrowsings
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Re: So I ate some sort of reed...

Postby Singingcrowsings » Sun May 17, 2015 10:33 pm

No problem!

Last year, I was learning a lot about edible plants, while I was learning about infusions; it's amazing how many plants we wee everyday are edible! Anyway, this was one I learnt about and was eager to try the shoots. It was worth waiting for all year long!

I'm going to try the rhizomes too at some point in the near future. If I liked the sprouts I can only imagine how good the rhizomes will be! :)


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