[nafex] Honey Locust Pods - How to Process?
Gtolle0709 at wowway.com
Thu Jan 24 00:56:39 EST 2013
I too am very interested in how to extract the "sugar" from these pods.
I haven't had much success with my attempts. I tried just blending up
pods and all in water then cooking the water down. That worked to make a
very crude sugar and a somewhat bitter one. However, use a pressure
cooker on the seeds and they make fairly tasty beans. I have to go out
and gather up some pods soon. A bunch fell on a nearby lot.
On 1/23/13 9:33 PM, Peter Chrisbacher wrote:
> I recently located a grove of mature (grafted superior high-sugar-content
> pods) honey locust. The ripe pods I collected off the ground today each
> produce a tablespoon or more of sweet/tart, gooey, delicious-smelling pulp
> when squeezed.
> Does anyone have any experience processing this stuff? I tasted some fresh
> from the pod and it's surprisingly good. I collected only 6 or 8 pods, but
> I'm tempted to go back and get more if someone can recommend a good way to
> harvest and use this stuff. My "Edible wild plants" books contain no
> information of value on this tree.
> I haven't yet dug out any seeds, but I understand these are also edible...
> Here's a pic: http://goo.gl/CyhDR
> BTW, best site I've found so far with info on honey locust use was this
> Thanks all -
> Pete Chrisbacher
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