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Frank Cook On The Pine Family (Pinaceae) As Wild Edible Food

In this short video Frank Cook (global wild food expert) discusses the many uses of the Pine Family both as a wild food, and medicinally.

Did you know that worldwide there are more than 200 species of the Pine Family, and many of them have edible pine needles, and nuts (seeds).

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Photo credit: Kirsten Detec

Frank reveals that Pine needles are a rich source of Vitamin C., and explains why it is unnecessary to buy Vitamin C. supplements.

He goes on to show you why Pine is such an incredible source of food. For instance did you know that Pine pollen is extremely high in protein? Did you know that Pine helps build and maintain testosterone in the body?

Watch and learn from this master of the plant world.

About the Author Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a self-taught ethnobotanist, and has spent over a decade traveling, researching, recording and uncovering the traditional and contemporary use of wild plants in Britain and beyond. More recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe. He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.

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