I also tried feeding them to the chickens and they spit them out.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Plants for a Future says to cook them. http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Desmanthus+illinoensis You might try cooking the immature seedpods as a green vegetable.
Thank you! Do you think I'd cook them by boiling them? I have no clue.
Eric Toensmeier wrote:Current and former Land Institute employees and interns tell me it tastes bad. You have to boil it. They are working on techniques to remove the bad flavor.
Thanks Eric!! Who are these people and can I work with them? No need to duplicate efforts. Is it a tannin bitter bad taste like with acorns or some other bad taste I wonder? I have a couple more bundles that are ready to pick probably tomorrow. I will probably only be able to do one experiment this year because I have so few seeds. But I"m from the south and have made some pretty bad stuff taste good with enough chili powder, garlic and onions
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