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Plantain Recipes

Cooking With Broadleaf Plantain

Here's an interesting little collection of plantain recipes to try for both medicinal use as well as something different from the kitchen.

Edible Parts

The leaves and the seeds of the plantain weed are both edible. Similar to dandelion recipes, it's best to gather young, tender leaves in the spring for use in the kitchen.

The older leaves can be rather fibrous and tough, making them harder to digest if eaten raw.

Valued by herbalists for their treatment of intestinal problems, it's advised to go slowly with your culinary introduction to plantain, as the leaves have a mild laxative effect.

Plantain Flour

Cleaned plantain weed seeds are a good source of potassium and phosphorus. They can be ground into flour that you can use as you would any regular flour.

Plantain Rice

You can also soak the seeds in water until they soften, and then cook them as you would rice. They will be rather bland tasting and tend to be moist and sticky in texture. It's suggested to flavor them with butter and seasonings to taste.

Creamed Spinach?


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