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Smilax

Posted by JCTsai 8B - Yulee, FL (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 28, 13 at 11:20

Have you grown Smilax(土茯")? How is the taste? Thanks


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RE: Smilax

It is a noxious weed plant here. Young shoots are edible if you are really hungry.


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RE: Smilax

I like them. In spring, you can collect large bunches of tender young tips in the woods. They taste not unlike asparagus but slightly tart. I eat them fresh but they can be cooked if desired, nice with some butter. The ones with a reddish tint tend to be bitter, I avoid them. Some people cook the roots.


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