I thought I’ll do a part 2 of the Edible Weed series.
Check out part 1 which is Sow Thistle
Currently we have sow thistles and stinging nettles in abundance.
Hence I thought I’ll share with you how we harvest and prepare it.
What does it taste like? Spinach without the need to care for it;)
Base on Base on healing weeds blog stinging nettles are rich in iron, silicon, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C. Dried nettles may contain up to 40% protein.
Stinging nettles are known for medicinal their qualities such as
NOTE: PLEASE use gloves when handling stinging nettles as they will sting you! If you scroll down you’ll see the silicon stingers.
Scroll down or “Continue reading ” to see more photos on how to identify the stinging nettles and nutrition information.
With the help of the above photos. See if you can identify the stinging nettles in among the other weeds. Scroll down for the answer.
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It contains, per 100 g
- mg of vitamin C
- mg of Calcium
- mg of Iron.
The dried leaves contain up to 28 g of protein per 100 g – a great nutritional supplement.
Now that we can identify the weeds, How to Prepare and cook Stinging Nettles