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Re: [Aroid-l] Tasting Lemna minor
From: "Abrimaal" abrimaal at wp.pl> on 2006.03.21 at 19:51:52(13986)|
Lemna has no leaves :P
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To: Discussion of aroids
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:30
Subject: [Aroid-l] Tasting Lemna
In the spirit of reckless
scientific curiosity, I tasted a few specimens of Lemna minor last night. I am
pleased, and somewhat disappointed to record that I could not detect any taste
at all. They have a pleasant sort of crispy texture and might serve to bulk up
a salad in an interesting way. On the other hand, Lemna patches in the wild
host vast numbers of small animals and such, so cleaning them sufficiently for
human consumption would be a problem. So caution is urged for the daring. But
my home-raised Lemna, a nuisance rather than a deliberate cultivation, are
quite clean and I had no qualms about fishing out a few for the experiment.
And here I am this morning, still alive, with no apparent ill-effects from the
experience. I speculate that I am
the only person on this list to have consumed a whole raw aroid, including
leaves, in one sitting. Ted.
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