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Eat Your Weeds!

Look no farther than your backyard for this season’s tastiest and most nutritious greens.


Purslane, Dandelion, Fiddlehead Fern by Amy Sullivan

Here’s one way to get rid of those nuisance weeds that litter your yard and garden: eat them. Foraging for weeds is not only a popular movement among the health-conscious, but it’s a great way to give your meals a kick. “These plants have not had the flavor bred out of them in order to ship easily or last longer on shelves, so they taste delicious,” says Ellen Zachos, author of Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat.While you can find most of these wild foods in your own backyard (or close to it), many others are also available in grocery stores, at farmers’ markets, and even on restaurant menus. One note: If you are going to forage, Zachos strongly recommends picking up a book that shows you how to identify what you pick. “Only eat it if you’re 100 percent sure what it is,” she says.Here are five weeds to dig up—and dig into:PurslaneWith succulent leaves that have a crunchy, almost green-bean like quality, purslane is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids—a 2011 study in the International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism found that supplementing a diet with purslane …

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