[NAFEX] Some Red Berries Edible
David W Hausmann
wizard2468 at juno.com
Thu Dec 2 13:24:07 EST 2004
How's it going? I just ordered Elderberries from the state and was
looking forward to enjoying them with the blackberries I planted 2 years
ago, but I cannot eat them raw? Do you have to make jam or wine in order
to eat them? It's not that I'm lazy....., well, yes it is! hahaha
Have a Good One! Love, Peace and Perception
Saint Louis, Missouri
On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 21:39:54 EST Jwlehman at aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 12/1/2004 9:30:44 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
> bluestem_farm at juno.com writes:
> > There is an old saying:
> > Berries red, have no dread
> > berries white, poisons sight.
> > Apparently whoever coined that jingle never ate the red berries
> > Sambucus racemosa. Who would suspect that elderberries might
> contain cyanide?
> > And then, there are white currants which are very edible. There
> are alot more
> > red and white berry exceptions so whomever believes in that "old
> > would pass up some good eating but soon die of poisoning.
> Opened up some lively discussion, didn't I? I suspect that saying
> is very
> localized and possibly dated before the importation of some species
> such as the
> yew. Of course to almost every rule there are exceptions.
> My neighbor this fall told me the red fruited tree in their yard was
> poisonous and she was very surprised when I picked a few of the crab
> apples and ate
> them and walked away alive.
Ain't it great!
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