Broadleaf Plantain – Harvesting & Cooking The Flowering Shoots | FORAGE & FEAST – Plantago Major



Broadleaf Plantain (plantago major) is one of the most common edible backyard weeds that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. There are …

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  1. Thank you! I just found a large patch of plantain behind my house here in GA and can't wait for them to send up shoots. May try to eat the smaller leaves in the meantime.

  2. The shoots packed with fiber are the main ingredients of metamucil.

    They are tasty when prepared in butter or bacon fat. I prepare asparagus the same way.

  3. Thanks to your video, I now know the difference between Plantain and Dock. Both grow in my yard btw. I've never heard it called white mans feet, and I'm in the USA in Pa. If I can find some of these before they get too old, I'll try some of them.

  4. I've eaten the leaves, but never the flowers, that sounds good!
    I've also heard you can pop the seeds off the older ones and toast them in a hot skillet. I guess you use them like toasted nuts / sesame seeds. I haven't tried it, but it's on my to-do list 😉

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