Wild Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts

Learn about wild vegetables, fruits and nuts that may be growing in or around you. There are many different varieties of each you may find and a majority of the fruits, nuts and vegetables are edible. Read more to find out which part of the plant is safe to eat and how to cook it.


The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living (Skyhorse Publishing, 2013) edited by Jay Cassell, is filled with ideas about how to buy a property and start a homestead. Learn about the basics that you need know to become self-reliant and how to use your own energy and grow your own food. Plus, discover if you have the survivor skills and supplies you would need in case of a disaster. Find this excerpt in “Hunting, Trapping, Fishing, and Gathering.” 



Description: Agave plants have large clusters of thick leaves that grow around one stalk. They grow close to the ground and only flower once before dying.

Location: Agave like dry, open areas and are found in the deserts of the American west.

Edible Parts and Preparing: Only agave flowers and buds are edible. Boil these before consuming. The juice can be collected from the flower stalk for drinking.

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