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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Milkweed is edible

Nearly all parts of the milk weed are edible.

1. The stem is edible before it turns into thickened stem.  **Suggested cooking possibility:  Boil 1 min, drain, boil 1 min with soda (to remove tough skins), drain, Boil until tender like asparagus.  Boiling three times removes bitterness.  Some feel this is not neccesary.

2. The young 2 inch milk weed pods are edible before it turns into silk ** or may be fried.

3. The flowers are edible. May be fried.

4. The leaves are edible.  Anytime.  **

You may also add milkweed to stir-fry.
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