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Ginger Keenan
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I recently read that summac bran has far more antioxidants than the cultivated food we know has antioxidants like blueberries.

Are you familiar with how to harvest and use summac bran?
 
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Ginger Keenan : Hi Ginger, definitely not Authur here but you can get a lot of reliable information via a google search for 'Green Dean' or 'eat the weeds'!

Also doing a google search for images, in this case '' sumac images '' is like having an entire 2nd parallel search engine !

( Thanks and a 'tip of the hat ' to Jay C. White Cloud ) hope this was useful Big AL !
 
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I wish to clarify my question... I have harvested summac and made summac lemonade. I know what species is in my area and I have watched some of my secret patches mowed down by the town road crew.
What intreges me is "summac bran". What exactly is summac bran? The name suggests it is the fiber of the plant and not the fruit ( for a lack of a better term ). How would someone harvest for summac bran and how would someone process the raw material to achieve consumable summac bran? I'm after those antioxidents.
 
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Not sure if that will help, but Arthur has a video about sumac

 
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THAT was a good video. Thank you Adrien.
 
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Arthur has many excellent videos.
 
Ginger Keenan
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Here is a link to the antioxident info

http://modernsurvivalblog.com/health/high-orac-value-antioxidant-foods-top-100/

 
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Dear Ginger, sumac bran is not a species of sumac (genus Rhus). Sumac bran is a kind of Sorghum, which is a grass. Sumac bran is a special, high-tannin content sorghum. As such, without proper processing (soaking, sprouting, fermenting), it would actually pose real antinutrition properties because the tannins would bind to minerals in your GI tract and prevent their absorption. What the road crew mowed down was a different species of plant than you are researching for antioxidant content. I hope this helps.
 
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Wow, ok. That helps quite a bit. I'll start down that path. Thank you
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