In Sicily the young shoots are cooked and eaten like asparagus, then dressed with oil and lemon.
In Tunisia these seeds are first boiled, roasted, then ground and used as a coffee substitute.
Butchers Broom Recipes
Butcher’s Broom is part of the Asparagus family (Asparagaceae), and the berries are poisonous. If eaten they cause digestive problems and a condition known as hemolysis; the rupturing or destruction of red blood cells.
- Scientific name: Ruscus aculeatus
- Family: Asparagaceae