You’re out on a walk in the woods and you come across a delicious-looking leafy green, mushroom, or berry. But, not being an expert in wild foods, you decide to avoid picking that plant and shoving it into your mouth. That’s probably a wise decision.
But what wild foods can you eat? And which ones taste the best? There are actually quite a few wild vegetables that not only taste delicious, but are really good for you…
1. Sea Beet
Sea beet is the wild equivalent of many popular vegetables commonly found in the average grocery store, including sugar beets and Swiss chard. And while it’s not as popular as its mainstream cousins, the sea beet is very delicious, featuring a kale-like rough texture and a flavor that’s similar to spinach (when cooked).
Like its more popular cousins, sea beet is incredibly healthy. The only problem is that it’s not available in every country—specifically, its native to the coasts of Europe, northern Africa, and southern Asia.