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Can you eat wood sorrel flowers?

Edible Parts
Wood sorrel is an incredible thirst quencher and is refreshing to eat. The leaves, flowers, and immature green seed pods are all edible having a mild sour flavour that some say resemble lemons. Wood sorrel can be added to salads, used in soups, sauces and it can also be used as a seasoning.

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Also to know is, is wood sorrel healthy?

A recent study of wood sorrel found it to be rich in beta carotene and a good source of flavonoids. These can be found in a lot of fruit and vegetables and are responsible for their vibrant colours.

are all types of oxalis edible? Oxalis literally means "sour" and it gets that name from its oxalic acid content. Lots of domesticated vegetables, including spinach, broccoli, and, um, sorrel, also contain oxalic acid. All parts of wood sorrel are edible including leaves, flowers, seed pods, and roots.

Similarly, it is asked, what does wood sorrel taste like?

The stems and leaves have a mild lemon flavor with tart undertones. The acidic or vinegary taste of Wood sorrel comes from the presence of binoxalate of potash, which is also present to a greater degree in true sorrels and in rhubarb. This natural oxalic acid content is the reason it has earned the “sour” moniker.

Is wood sorrel invasive?

Though not officially considered invasive species, some ornamental wood sorrel species have escaped cultivation in areas with mild climates to make themselves at home in waste areas -- roadsides, woodlands, and other areas of abandoned soil.

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