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What to do with Autumn Olive Leaves?  RSS feed

 
ben capozzi
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Hi, all!

QUESTION:
Are autumn olive LEAVES poisonous? Could I dry them to make a tea, or start a wild ferment with them for mead, or flavor kombucha with them?

BACKGROUND:
I recently took cuttings from my two autumn olive shrubs (red and gold berry varieties) and I stripped away lots of leaves in the process. I couldnt just mulch all of the leaves because they're so beautiful with their silver underbelly— they seem to just beg to be used in an elixir, but I cannot find any mention across the interwebs about using the leaves. I like fresh eating the berries and will experiment more with them this fall, but what about the leaves?
 
Ray Moses
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Yes you can eat them I've ate them before but they do not have much food value  or taste and tenderness
 
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