butterfly ginger- can i feed it to my husband???

SunflowerBren(Texas Zone 8)June 23, 2005


I have some Butterfly Ginger growing in the backyard and my hubby thinks its the same as in the grocery store, he's from Oklahoma and not too smart but we have a bet on if it's toxic or not.

Help me win this bet. Can we eat it or will we get sick and die???

Thanks for any help..


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northtexasgirl(z8 FTW)

You are a hoot!! lol I don't know the answer but I like your sense of humor, (or are you serious)? Hey, I know how those "Okies" are. :)


    Bookmark   June 23, 2005 at 10:23PM
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SunflowerBren(Texas Zone 8)

Thanks for writing and I am a hoot sometimes lol..

My dear hubby thinks he knows every darn thing about everything and I knew he didn't know if they were the same ginger or not so I thought I would come to the ginger experts but your the only one who answered me.

I finally researched it and now I know it's not the kind you eat or it might make your tummy hurt a bit so I am taking it off the menu.....unless he really makes me mad in the near future......(Just Kidding!!)

Thanks again, Bren

Here is a link that might be useful: My Dallas Blooms Webpage by Brenda Young

    Bookmark   June 24, 2005 at 11:37PM
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Forget the research! Hysterically LOL Just let him eat it and see what happens! :)

And actually, the kind of ginger you buy in the store is a known folk remedy for a tummy ache so if the garden variety does upset his tummy...

    Bookmark   June 25, 2005 at 4:54PM
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sinner_gurl(LA z9& HUMID!)

lmao! You guys are so funny. Like her hubby is really gonna let her feed him some more ginger after that rotflmao....

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 1:30PM
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