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Are there any wild seeds out there that can be eaten as food?
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My favorite is Pinyon (from the tree)
then there are sun flowers
Dill weed seeds ( domestic plant,but can reseed itself in some climates and become like a wild plant)
Common mallow seeds
Kuzu if you live anywhere in the south, you shouldn't have much trouble finding this plant.
And all of these are tasty? Do you eat them by theirselves or do you have any mixes/reciepes that you would like to share with us?
Pinyon is AWESOME and sells locally for between $7-$14 a LB. So not only is it good for eating it is also good for barter and selling in some parts of the country.

This is pinyon,
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Common mallow is also really good and has been used as a substitute for capers.
Wild edibles: Common mallow - Slashfood
Common Mallo

Every one should know about sunflower seeds and dill seeds.

Kudzu, If you live in the south, then you should know Kudzu.

But the whole plant is edible except the vine parts which are useable for baskets.

Kudzu Tea -- The Amazing Story of Kudzu

Oxford Stroud, author of the novel, Marbles, taught English Composition at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama for many years. He served his kudzu tea at class parties.

* Leaves for Use...
* Best Time to Harvest: Pick tender kudzu leaves in spring and early summer. Young leaves at the end of the vines may be collected at any time. Make sure you are not using leaves that have been sprayed with herbicide!
* Important Note: Make darn sure you've picked kudzu. It has a three leaf arrangement, but so does poison ivy and poison oak! If you are from the South and don't know what kudzu is, you are probably already dead, but don't make it any worse!

* Formulas...
* Original Kudzu Tea -- Add salt. Tastes like potliquor (the liquid vegetables have been cooked in).
* Honzu Tea -- Add honey to taste. (You may also sweeten with sugar.)
This is great with a little mint!
* Blackzu Tea -- Add Blackstrap Molasses. (Healthy, but horrible!)

* Preparation...
* House dry leaves for two to three weeks. Don't bake them in the oven to dry!
* Bring leaves to a light boil for 30 - 45 minutes. You can crumble the leaves and put them in a clean white sock for steeping, or just strain them from the tea after simmering.
* That's it... Enjoy!
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Are there any wild seeds out there that can be eaten as food?
Any seeds from pine cones. Wild grass seeds (any grass. Our grains like wheat and buckwheat are also grasses) can be ground into flour, although most of them are tiny. Amaranth and dock both send up seed stalks with thousands of seeds, and the whole seed can be ground into flour, although some winnow them to get rid of the chaff. Amaranth can also be popped like pop corn.

They are all good.
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