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native foods of the north america (many being supperfoods)

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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amaranth(spacific species :palmers amaranth/ carelessweed (seeds and leaves)

apios american (beannut) (groundnuts & peas)

sunchoke/ jerusalum artichoke (tubers and seeds)

ramps (wild leeks) (root)

broad leaf arrowroot (duck potatoes) (tubers)

cattail pollen & roots

dandillion ( leaves and flower edible) (white stem juice for wart poluice)

queen ann's lace/ wild carrot (root only)

summac berries(use to make pink lemonade and seasonings)

carolina allspice bush

sassifrass tree (berries for tea, leaves for cajun cooking gumbo root for rootbeer)

fiddleheads

wood sorrel (leaves)

black cherry/ chokecherry

black berries

american beach plums

blueberries

crab apples

cranberries

honey berries

huckleberries

goose plums

elderberries

american pawpaw & dwarf pawpaw/ north american mango

american persimmon

purple flowering rasperry/ thimble berry/ virginia raspberry (Rubus odoratus) (leaves for tea and berries eating)

red mulberries

american strawberries species ( fragaria virginiana) much sweeter than the euro comon gocery type

service berries

mapel tree (syrup)

sugar gum tree (sap)

wild chives

north american mint species : M. arvensis var. glabrata

american wild ginger Asarum canadense L.)

acorns (when shells and tannin is removed through boiling in water)

hickory nuts

black walnuts

pecans

(exstinct american chestnut)

beechnut

pinenut (native to only the southwest, and northwest)

american hazelnut (Corylus americana Walt.)

corn (blue, yellow, white, and red) (blue being the most nutritous of the different ones)

pumpkins

beans

sea oats

wild rice

muscadine grapes

fox grapes

suppermong grapes

salmon berries (northwest and midwest only)

concord grapes

Chimaphila umbellata (Umbellate Wintergreen, Pipsissewa, or Prince's pine)

birch ( bark for beer)

juniper (berries for gin and seasonings)

pine (needles for drink flavoring)

cedar (wood burned for smoking flavor)

sourwood/ sorrel tree (leaves) and (blossums for jelly)

wild violets ( leaves for salad, flowers for candy and root for cough syrup)

200 types of edible mushrooms (morrel, maitake, puff, shaggy beards ect)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by on May. 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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jconney80
by Group Mod on May. 6, 2012 at 11:53 PM
I love Morel mushrooms! I want to learn how to hunt them!

And I love mulberries. In fact we used to pick them every year and freeze them. But then my son had a horrible reaction so we can't get them anymore =(
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jconney80
by Group Mod on May. 6, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Thanks for sharing!'
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on May. 7, 2012 at 7:23 AM

 thank you for the post!!

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