Stinging nettles: harvesting, eating, cooking (

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

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