Winter Wild Edibles (Part 2)

Yes there are options for wild edibles even in winter!

8. Maple Sap

February is usually the best month to tap trees for their sap. Then boil it down for some delicious maple syrup.

9. Mullein

The leaves can be brewed into a tea.

10. Chicory

The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked but has a bitter taste. The roots can be roasted and steeped for a coffee tasting drink. Although it will be decaf!

11. Hickory Nuts

These nuts are very calorie dense and taste similar to pecans. They can be eaten raw or roasted with spices for a special treat.

12. Black Walnuts

Another tree nut that can be eaten raw and is calorie dense.

13. Acorns

Acorns need to be soaked multiple times to remove the tannic acid. So it’s not the best option because it takes a lot of work.

As with all wild edibles, make sure that you are 100% certain with your identification. Many wild edibles have other plants that look similar but are toxic.

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