19th January 2013
Native North American Edible Plants
Stinging Nettle, Urtica Dioica
The stinging nettle is covered in hundreds of nature’s hypodermic needles, but when blanched or steamed, these angry little hairs act like rigid pasta noodles after a good boil. They’re often eaten like steamed spinach (often with spinach, in fact) and the blanch water is drank as tea.
(Photo source)

Native North American Edible Plants

Stinging Nettle, Urtica Dioica

The stinging nettle is covered in hundreds of nature’s hypodermic needles, but when blanched or steamed, these angry little hairs act like rigid pasta noodles after a good boil. They’re often eaten like steamed spinach (often with spinach, in fact) and the blanch water is drank as tea.

(Photo source)

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