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How to Identify Stinging Nettles | Home Grown | Edible Weeds

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.

Stinging Nettles in our backyard
Stinging Nettles in our backyard

Scroll down  or “Continue reading ” to see more photos on how to identify the stinging nettles and nutrition information.

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

Close up of the silicon stingers on the leaves
Close up of the silicon stingers on the leaves
Did you know even the flowers have the stingers on them!
Did you know even the flowers have the stingers on them!
Close up of the stinging nettles leaves
Close up of the stinging nettles leaves

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.

Can you spot the stinging nettles among the other weeds? Scroll down for where the stinging nettles are.
Can you spot the stinging nettles among the other weeds?
Scroll down for where the stinging nettles are.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Were you able to spot them? The stinging nettles are in colour
Were you able to spot them?
The stinging nettles are in colour

Now that we can identify the weeds, How to Prepare and cook Stinging Nettles

Please let me know what you think^^