Free for the taking, wild foods are all around you – even in your own yard, woodlot and garden. Tempted to spray those dandelions? Hold on a second: Dandelion greens are loaded with antioxidants, are high in vitamins and contain important nutrients. Plants that some folks may think of as a noxious weeds, to others may be nutritional powerhouses. Read on to find out what resources you are missing out on. But first, make sure you have a sound knowledge of safe and poisonous plants before you head out and ingest anything. Of the most valuable wild edibles are morel mushrooms, which sell upward of $20 per pound at the market, and may be popping up in your area as we speak.
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