Friday, October 17, 2008

Cleavers (Galium aparine)

Cleavers is nutritious and is a good purifying tonic. Raw, the leaves taste mild and slightly salty, and some have just a faint bitterness. But the texture is unpleasant - like eating velcro.

The leaves can be cooked to improve the texture, or the raw leaves and stems can be juiced and added to other foods and drinks.

Cleavers links:
Cleavers lemonade recipe
Plants for a Future database
Google Images

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