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A Sea of Sorrel

originally posted this article almost a year ago when roadside sorrel was abundant. With Spring on the way this year, the sorrel is starting to reappear again, prompting me to share about this great plant again. 

 

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Spring is here in Florida and I am amazed at the amount of sorrel growing along the highways.  There is far more sorrel than a single survivor could forage!

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If you have never tasted sorrel, you will find that it is sour but not unpleasant.  I think of it as snack food for the trail – kind of a wild edible that you munch on while walking or working.  It contains Vitamin C and should be eaten in small portions, as large quantities can block the body’s absorption of calcium.  Sorrel is great in salads and can add a spicy/sour flavor to soups.  It can also be steeped into a tea that is good with honey.

Has anyone used sorrel in recipes?

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