There used to be a time when foraging was everyday life activity, but with technology and globalization, it has almost been completely abandoned especially in the USA. But this method could easily be an easy way to reduce your bills by getting additional food for free. Would you consider eating an edible weed?
Why and What you should be foraging for?
Foraging for weeds is not something new created as a special trend in the 21st century, but now there seems to be some new resurgence of how many vital daily nutrients we can receive from just gathering the edibles from around us. There are 3 Reasons why you should start gathering food:
1. Save Money & Supplement Grocery Budget
Many in the middle class know the difficulty to keeping their family fed, but adding a little bit of foraged for weeds can definitely supplement a small grocery budget.
2. Adds extra Nutrients to Diet
Pills are popped faster and faster throughout our culture. Take some Calcium, Vitamin B/E/C, or one of the many other ‘vitamins’ that you can pick up in the store. Why not get many of your needed sources of vitamins by adding some extra flavor to meals or drinks.
3. Survival in the Wild or at home
Lost in the woods is not something most humans plan for, but is definitely a possibility if you go camping or live anywhere near trees or forests. Understanding the variations of edible weeds and plants in your area could help you heal faster or survive for longer extended periods if you cannot get food because of a disaster.
In a natural disaster, this could mean life and death.
There are countless plants and weeds that depending on your area could be a terrific addition to your table, but the first step you need to take is knowing the plants that is safe to forage for by using a guide like this.
5 Edible Weeds I would like to Try
3. Red Clover
WARNING: Remember to do your own research as I have. I am not an expert in finding edible plants and you should always consult someone that knows more about your area and the same wild plants to eat.
Will you be eating weeds anytime soon?
Which weeds would you eat?
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