View Full Version : Juicing Tree Leaves?
02-14-2010, 11:50 AM
Like, not edible tree leaves, but the ones that the body can't digest properly (similar to wheatgrass) like maple leaves. Has anyone pondered this concept? It would seem to me that maybe if the rough-tough fibrous material was removed you'd be left with a nourishing punch of chlorophyll and trace elements gathered from the deep abyss of the soil by the trees amazing root system.
I mean if no one has delved into this territory before I could try it myself, but don't come crying to me when I die.
02-14-2010, 11:55 AM
That would be fun. Did you google it?
You crack me up - don't come crying to me when I die - hahaha! *Ü*
02-14-2010, 12:48 PM
like the line in the new tom cruise movie "nobody move or i'll shoot myself and then the girl" LOL
i never even thought of that dope... let us know what you learn (from google preferably before personal experience)
02-14-2010, 01:06 PM
Give it a try.Wonder if the maple might have a hint of the sap/syrup flavor. I must condition you first though.....if you fall out of the tree while collecting leaves and break both of your legs, don't come running to me.
02-14-2010, 01:44 PM
I figured a thread would be funner than Google. (was I right or what?)
Well I found nothing on juicing leaves, and slightly mixed results on the edibility of them. Some say they're edible when raw (oak and maple leaves), some say they're edible when they're young but not very tasty, some say they're not edible because they'll thwart your digestion. It seems to be generally agreed that they're not toxic, they're just hard to digest. I'm going to try this when my Great Deku out front puts out leaves in the spring.
02-14-2010, 02:47 PM
ya and when you fall from the tree and break both your arms... don't reach out to me to help you up!!!
02-14-2010, 02:47 PM
be sure to keep us updated... i wanna know what they taste like!
02-14-2010, 03:11 PM
www.pfaf.org is a great resource
Linden tree leaves are actually edible and tender when young but i know thats not what youre looking for
the light green tips (only out in the spring, i think theyre the new growth) of SITKA pine(spruce?) trees are like little vitamin C bombs... a guy i knew said he juiced a bunch of them...you could try that but even just eating them is good, if you can find the right kind of tree, lol. they taste lemony.
p.s. i LOVE bubbles, lol
02-14-2010, 04:16 PM
Here's some info about pine needle tea http://pineneedletea.com/index.php?p=1_9_Benefits in case you have any pine trees around you.
02-14-2010, 04:47 PM
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...when the bough breaks,
the raw foodie will fall,
and down will come "theoncesoadventurousdoperawabundance",
branches and all...
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