I often get asked if there are any poisonous seaweed around Britain. From my own research I discovered that Desmarestia is the only poisonous seaweed that you should leave well alone. However I wanted to double check my own knowledge against that of a world class expert. [Read more…]
Question: I have read that rose hip seeds contain cyanide, is it truly safe to consume the tea with ground seeds? [Read more…]
Today I’m going to be covering wild food safety and a simple “Tolerance Test” to make sure that your body doesn’t react adversely after you eat wild food plants. As my old mentor used to say: “Assume Nothing, Test Everything”. Even though you might have identified a plant with 150% certainty, until you eat a small sample of it, you do not know how your body will react.