Many people assume there is little wild food to be had in the winter months, but if you know what you are looking for there are still some tasty pickings to be had. Though the choice may be more limited it is still great fun to explore the apparently bare landscape and see what survives the cold dark days of winter.
Foraged foods can be great for your health as well – at a time of year when the cold creates cravings for fatty comfort food wild greens can provide you with an extra boost of nutrition that you may be missing. Wild plants are generally far richer in micronutrients than their cultivated cousins, and I like to think the ones that can survive the hardship of the winter months must be especially rich in beneficial phytochemicals.
Most of what is on offer is of the leafy variety – some…
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