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48 minutes ago, Smithy said:

Huh. WebMD says it's poisonous, but in the article to which heidih linked above, Edna Lewis wrote 

 

I'm trying to reconcile these two articles, which I think are both from reputable sources. Do you suppose that in the early spring poke "sallet" the pokeweed toxin wasn't concentrated enough to be a problem? 

 

Not that I plan to try it, mind. 

Apparently the very young Spring shoots are OK...but even then need boiling to inactivate/extract the toxic stuff.

 

I have a ton of in in the field. Deer won't touch it.

 

Wonder if @gfron1 ever uses it. Its Ozarky as can be.

gfweb

gfweb

42 minutes ago, Smithy said:

Huh. WebMD says it's poisonous, but in the article to which heidih linked above, Edna Lewis wrote 

 

I'm trying to reconcile these two articles, which I think are both from reputable sources. Do you suppose that in the early spring poke "sallet" the pokeweed toxin wasn't concentrated enough to be a problem? 

 

Not that I plan to try it, mind. 

Apparently the very young Spring shoots are OK...but even then need boiling to inactivate/extract the toxic stuff.

 

I have a ton of in in the field. Deer won't touch it.

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