Tiger Nuts

Q: What are Tiger Nuts? I heard they are delicious.

A: “Tiger Nuts” are the roasted tubers of the terribly invasive yellow nutsedge, Cyperus esculentus. Since they are roasted, if you accidentally drop one, it won’t germinate. I applaud any effort to make a weed useful but I’ve seen this organic food for sale at $1.00 an ounce! I was once asked on radio where to buy the seed of lamb’s quarter, another invasive but edible plant. My father heard the show and remarked that he would be a millionaire if he could sell all the lamb’s quarter seeds produced in his garden.

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