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Wild & Foraged Foods: Wood Sorrel

Wild & Foraged Foods: Wood Sorrel


I’m Netta Davis, instructor at Boston University. Today we’re going to talk about wild and foraged
foods. This is Wood Sorrel. It’s one of my favorite wild plants to forage
for. It’s growing in almost everybody’s lawn. It’s also known as false shamrock because
it looks like clover, but it’s not. This is very lemony. It’s also called sour grass. Just about every native tribe was familiar
with it. It’s antiscorbutic, it’s got a lot of Vitamin
C in it. I put it in salads. It’s a nice sort of surprise in a green salad. Using it in a salad I just use the leaves
and the flowers. You can also use it in the way that you would
use a French sorrel. Sweat it in butter and that’s the best sauce
for a fish that otherwise does not have much personality. My favorite thing to do with wood sorrel besides
add it to a salad is to get a handful of it like this and pour some boiling water on it and it makes a wonderful lemony tea. And that is wood sorrel.

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