Stinging nettles in a nutshell:
- They lose their sting in the first 30 seconds of cooking.
- They have more protein than any other edible plant I know of
- They will satisfy my hamburger cravings.
- Harvest for eating before they are knee high.
- The seeds and roots have medicinal value.
- In the fall they can be used to make cordage – especially good for water cordage, like nets hence the name.
- Possibly the easiest plant food to dry and save for later
Read more and see more videos via Permies.com: stinging nettles: harvesting, eating, cooking.
- Stinging Nettle Recipes Beyond Soup & Tea (eatdrinkbetter.com)
- Foraging Gourmet Cuisine From Nature’s Bounty (readyforanythingstore.net)
- Stinging Nettle Pesto (marksdailyapple.com)