[NAFEX] Some Red Berries Edible

Bruce Hansen brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 2 15:23:01 EST 2004


Elderberries will make you a tad sick if you eat them raw. It can be a
revolting experience. The jelly, however, is out of this world.

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of David W Hausmann
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 1:24 PM
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Some Red Berries Edible


Dear Jerry,
	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

Wizard
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
> from
> > 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
> saying"
> > 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.
>
> Jerry

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