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08-16-2009, 12:16 AM
Dragos Roua (http://www.dragosroua.com/raw-food-update-almost-6-months-later/) talks about eating pine buds. Has anyone tried them?
08-16-2009, 02:34 AM
NO, I haven't.
08-16-2009, 06:31 AM
I haven't either and I suggest to anyone before venturing out to forage in the backyard or forest one educate themselves with a knowledgeable professional.
08-16-2009, 09:46 AM
I buy them prepackaged from supermarket, and I found them especially good for immunity. I haven't had any cold during last winter and I'm sure it had something to do with pine buds. I still eat them although I'm not raw for about 3 months now.
08-16-2009, 01:47 PM
i'm not having any luck finding more info about this on the net including youtube.
i saw pine syrup.
i am curious what kind of pine species are ediable if anyone knows here. :)
08-17-2009, 08:03 AM
I usually spot them in the nuts area, I found them pre packaged in the same place where I buy cashews or raw nuts. I actually find them pretty much in every big city of Europe (Switzerland, France, Germany). I don't know about US though.
08-17-2009, 08:11 AM
Are you talking pine NUTS? Pignolias?
08-17-2009, 09:08 PM
Are you talking pine NUTS? Pignolias?
pfft.. this is what i am questioning as well!!!!! i can't find a thing besides pine syrup made from pine BuDs. i know about pine nuts and eat those... but if anything else is ediable on pine trees i would love to know!
speaking of which... has anyone had pine syrup and is it raw and delisious? it sounds fastinating and very sticky at the same time.
08-18-2009, 08:51 AM
I'd read pine needles were edible. They're a slight a chore to eat mostly, or so I thought, until I discovered fresh, pale green, new spring growths of budlike clusters on ends of some branches. Eureka! Far better than expected. Succulent, tender, easy to gather, easy to scoff down by the delicious, refreshing handful. Distinct fresh lemon flavour (vitamin C). Excellent trail food and snack, like discovering free sweeties. I expect they have excellent kitchen uses; like salads, or some kind of preserve, or accompaniment to fish or other foods. They're great alone though- You've got to try it and let us know what you think
PS from me. I have never come across them in a store.
08-19-2009, 05:45 AM
I'd read pine needles were edible. They're a slight a chore to eat mostly, or so I thought, until I discovered fresh, pale green, new spring growths of budlike clusters on ends of some branches. Eureka! Far better than expected. Succulent, tender, easy to gather, easy to scoff down by the delicious, refreshing handful.
In springtime/early summer I just walk around in the woods and munch on things. Spruce spring growths and wood sorrel are two of my favorites because they grow everywhere and taste so fresh and wonderful.
08-19-2009, 07:57 PM
so what do you know!!! ... i found some great youtube videos about eating pine.
i personaly love this guy and am a huge fan. he's an outstanding teacher regarding ediable wild foods.
frank cook shares...
"the useful pine" (this guy also shows how to make pine gum... it's cooked however.)
08-19-2009, 08:43 PM
not sure what a 'pine bud' is. I'm thinking it might be those small buds that begin forming on the branches?
I've heard of pine NUTS and eat those.
As far as pine needles... we were hiking in northern california and my oldest son (had asthma) and he was having a difficult time ... my husband pulled off some young needles and had my son chew on them. Then hubby made a small campfire - and made like a pine needle tea - he had Gregory breathe in the steam first and then drink the tea. With in about 45 minutes our son was ready to go and had no more problems the rest of the trip. (kinda like being married to some kind of Alaskan wilderness Frontier Shaman!)
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