Monday, 19 September 2016

Red Clover

From Robin Harford's newsletter:

  • "If you know a little about medicinal herbs then you’ve probably already heard about red clover. It is rich in phyto-oestrogens and so is often given to ladies to try to help to improve fertility or to help to reduce some of the symptoms in menopause.  It also helps the functioning of the lymphatic system so is often used to ease sore throats, tonsillitis and swollen glands.

    However, what you might not also realise is that it’s a tasty and nutritious wild food. It’s in the bean family so it’s rich in protein.

    Earlier in the year you can pick the flowers and eat them (they have a lovely sweet taste) but in the autumn you can harvest the seeds from the plant and sprout them. They are tasty and like all bean sprouts, they contain protein. Add them to salads or cook them in stir-fries."

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