(Tree)ferns (not bird related)

To: <>, "Katarina Stenman" <>
Subject: (Tree)ferns (not bird related)
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 17:54:19 +1000

The croziers of  Cyathea spp treeferns are edible, usually roasted. Other
ferns such as Marattia ( potato fern) have edible stipe bases while Blechnum
and others have edible rhizomes.All are cooked as far as I know.

Cycadales are treated with heat and leaching before consumption.

Katrina wrote:-
Just the fact that some indigenous people  used to eat a plant does not
necessarily mean that the plant is safe!

The inverse is also true as I have been warned off eating bush foods in some
parts of this country; foods which I have consumed elsewhere and, in one
case, a spice used widely in Asian cooking.

> Umeå, north Sweden
> where it is supposed to be summer, +13 celsius, sunshine and swifts in the

It is about that cold here now in the evening and the Swiftlets have
returned to Mt Bartle Frere ( at 1 622m Queensland highest peak!!! ) for the
night. Katarina, I missed Umeå when I was in your lovely country, just ran
out of time so headed back south.

Alan Gillanders

Alan's Wildlife Tours
On the beautiful Atherton Tablelands
145* 33' 25"E  17* 16' 40"S

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