Archive for the ‘Nutrition in Plants’ Category

 

Henry T. Ford Ate Weeds

June 12th, 2014Posted by Karen

Henry T. Ford was often seen on his farm enjoying weed sandwiches. Ford knew that wild edibles was healthy food.

Foraging for Evening Primrose

April 24th, 2014Posted by Karen

Evening primrose is not usually thought of as a food source as it is best recognized for its medicinal values. Not only is this plant edible it is tasty!

Spring Wild Edibles

March 12th, 2014Posted by Karen

Spring wild edibles are out there now and after a long, very cold winter this greenery is certainly a welcome sight! Several wild edibles are peeking out of that melting snow and many more will be making their way into a forager’s basket soon!

Eating Healthy

November 22nd, 2013Posted by Karen

Food products in packages, cans, boxes, or jars often contain ingredients that have been proven to be harmful to human health yet legally they are allowed. Learning what exactly is in your food has become critical if you want to live a healthy life.

Edible Wild Food Can Help Stave off Hunger

August 7th, 2013Posted by Karen

We have a pandemic here in Canada and the US that needs to be addressed. There are millions of people going hungry and as a result are rapidly becoming nutrient deficient. When this happens, poor health and nutrient deficient diseases tend to follow. Edible wild food can help stave off hunger and nutrition deficiencies.

Plants with Gossypin

April 25th, 2013Posted by Karen

Gossypin is the latest health buzz and studies show it is highly beneficial as an anti-inflammatory and in the battle against melanoma. The common mallow plant is a source of gossypin and it is commonly found in many parts of the world.

Winter Survival Food (Part 1)

February 18th, 2013Posted by Karen

Foraging for wild edibles in the wintertime can be challenging, but there is still food to be had that can keep a person alive in a survival situation. Lichens are one of those winter edibles that occur in abundance!

Winter Survival Food: Winter Teas

December 28th, 2012Posted by Karen

Winter teas or survival teas, either way there is a forest of nutrition that awaits the forager or the prepper. Even in the cold winter months, edible wild food is out there for the die hard forager!

Dandelion: Let thy Food be thy Medicine

December 21st, 2012Posted by Karen

Dandelions are an important food source in many countries and is used in countless herbal preparations. According to recent research, dandelion root tincture has been proven to kill leukemia cells.

Survival Food and Wild Edibles

November 19th, 2012Posted by Karen

Learning how to identify wild edible plants is fun and it is a skill. Combine the learning process with learning how to make a fire and it makes for a memorable day!

Herbal Teas with Vitamin C

October 3rd, 2012Posted by Karen

Drinking plenty of herbal teas loaded with vitamin C is a great way to help support your immune system while increasing your antioxidant intake. The best of it is, your backyard can be a great source of natural teas!

Lamb’s Quarters: Roast Those Soft Stems!

August 30th, 2012Posted by Karen

When cooking edible wild foods leave no edible part behind! Maximizing lamb’s quarters is easy and tasty! Using the leaves provides us with amazing nutrition, but so do the soft stems! Don’t green bin them – roast them!

Fields of Nutrition

August 12th, 2012Posted by Karen

Fields of Nutrition is a pocket-sized magazine that has thirty wild edibles commonly found in many countries around the world. Each edible plant comes with detailed description along with close-up images for easy identification. Each wild plant also includes health benefits and mineral, vitamin and nutritional information.

Weed Ecology 101

May 31st, 2012Posted by Karen

Edible weeds are plants that tell us where they want to grow – and there is a reason for this; they know better than we do! Sometimes they get a tad exuberant and they cross the line to become invasive; but make no mistake, planet Earth is as much their home as it is ours. [...]

Dandelions: Can’t Beat Them So Eat Them!

April 24th, 2012Posted by Karen

Dandelion flowers are open once again and although these are viewed as a nuisance to some people – they add a cheerful colour to the landscape and are amazingly good for our health. In fact, dandelion greens are sold in most grocery stores nowadays! Some people consider dandelions a weed, yet categorically dandelions are no [...]

Eating Garlic Mustard is a Win-Win

April 1st, 2012Posted by Karen

Garlic mustard is a wild edible that has earned the title of being invasive in many geographical areas.  This nutritious weed even made headline news in the Green Bay Press Gazette: “Invasive species get jumpstart from warm weather, DNR warns.” Hmmm… The March 31, 2012 story makes this edible plant sound like a wanted suspect. [...]

Food Matters

March 18th, 2012Posted by Karen

Food really matters – and with two out of three cancers being related to food choices there is a wake-up call for all of us to start reading labels and stop putting faith into the system. Many items are approved by government agencies, yet whether these items act alone or synergistically with other chemical additives [...]

Free Food from Foraging

March 13th, 2012Posted by Karen

Free Food from Foraging is an eBook that is available for $4 a copy. This 20 page book discusses topics such as nutrition, soil nutrition, vitamins and supplements, food prices and food miles as well as offering foraging tips.

“Free Food from Foraging” comes in mobile, PDF and hardcopy versions!

Nutrition Month

March 11th, 2012Posted by Karen

March is Nutrition Month and there’s no better time to educate ourselves on the amazing nutrients that wild edible foods have. In addition, it’s important to educate ourselves on the “real” nutrient levels in all the food and ‘food-like’ products we purchase at typical grocery stores.

Nutrition – Nature’s Way

February 1st, 2012Posted by Karen

Innovative ways to take care of your heart and your skin are in the first issue of Nutrition – Nature’s Way! Never before have edible weeds been looked at this comprehensively as a possible means to help keep your heart healthy.

Taking care of your skin naturally is the simplest, most economical and the best way to cleanse and to hydrate. Inside February’s issue you’ll find out just how simple it is!