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What plants can we make leaf curd out of?  RSS feed

 
Gilbert Fritz
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I'm trying to experiment with leaf curd; extracting the protein and vitamins from leaves, while leaving behind the fiber and water, so that leaves can actually become a staple instead of a vegetable.

What leaves work? Can I just use any edible leaf, or are there certain necessary characteristics? I'm especially wondering about dandelions and linden or lime (Tillia) trees.
 
Gilbert Fritz
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There is very little information online, I don't know why. It seems that an important topic has been skirted around. Maybe I will understand the lack of interest once I actually try it!

Anyway, my scanty findings seem to indicate that any non-toxic leaf can be used. I've found a reference to using ash and linden trees, so that is what I will try first. I've got to find some food grade muslin, much tighter then cheesecloth.
 
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