Eating Forsythia?!?!?!?!   Leave a comment

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Did you know that Forsythia, Forsythia spp., flowers are edible?  I didn’t, either; until I watched the DVD:

“Edible plants: Wild + Tame” (Spring) by Blanche Cybele Derby.  (1)

 

 In the video Derby suggests using the flowers in salad.  I had never heard of such a thing, so began to do further research.  Indeed the flowers are edible and can be used fresh in salads.   I, also, found an interesting recipe for Forsythia syrup! (2)  The plant is, also, used in Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory and to reduce fever.  Forsythia is the common name for any member of the small genus Forsythia (which is also it’s Latin name) of the family Oleaceae ( olive family).

Feeling confident in this new knowledge I decided to give Forsythia flowers a try.  It’s important to remember that any new food can cause an allergic reaction; weather prepared in a restaurant, purchased in…

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Posted April 19, 2013 by forageporage in Uncategorized

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