Northern Bushcraft

Lamb's Quarter

Pigweed
  • plants can be eaten raw.
  • flower clusters can be eaten raw.
  • seeds are edible raw.
  • seeds can be ground into a bitter black flour.
  • seeds are best cooked before being ground.
  • grows in disturbed/cultivated areas in plains, foothills and montane regions.
  • warning: seeds eaten in quantity may be toxic. Raw plants should be eaten moderation due to oxalates, which interferes with nutrient absorption.
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