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Eat wild onion seeds?

Posted by wild_forager 6b (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 11, 08 at 10:55

Many a forager will eat a wild onion (technically wild garlic I think), but I can't find any info anywhere on whether or not you can eat the seeds. I've never heard of any part of a wild onion being poisonous to humans, but nobody ever mentions the seeds. I nibbled a few and was quite surprised at how good they were, almost like a spice, or toasted pine nuts with a slight oniony flavor.

Does anyone have any information on this?

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RE: Eat wild onion seeds?

There are many plants with the common name "wild onion". What is the scientific name of the plant that you want to know about?

RE: Eat wild onion seeds?

Allium vineale or Allium canadense. They are hard to distinguish from each other. It's the stuff that makes a cows milk taste like onion if it eats some, not the stuff that kills cows.

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