The Nutritional Value of Wild Foods

For people enthusiastic about foraging wild foods, here is an honest attempt to assess their nutritional content.



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Wild strawberries (Fragaria spp.), are a healthful wild food treat.
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The day lily (Hemerocallis fulva) is high in phosphorus.
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Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), a good source of niacin, low in calories, and delicious!
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Lamb's quarters (Chenopodium albuni) are a vitamin A champ.
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Burdock (Arctium spp.), a source of calcium.
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Violets (Viola spp.) are also high in vitamin A.
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