For humans, all parts of the pokeweed plant, particularly the roots, are toxic. Nevertheless, in the Appalachians and parts of the South, people traditionally cooked up young leaves and shoots, often with green onions, bacon, salt pork, and/or eggs. It’s a recipe that should be prepared carefully.
For humans, all parts of the pokeweed plant, particularly the roots, are toxic. Nevertheless, in the Appalachians and parts of the South, people traditionally cooked up young leaves and shoots, often with green onions, bacon, salt pork, and/or eggs. It’s a recipe that should be prepared carefully. Vicky McMillan Special to The Island Packet/ The Beaufort Gazette
For humans, all parts of the pokeweed plant, particularly the roots, are toxic. Nevertheless, in the Appalachians and parts of the South, people traditionally cooked up young leaves and shoots, often with green onions, bacon, salt pork, and/or eggs. It’s a recipe that should be prepared carefully. Vicky McMillan Special to The Island Packet/ The Beaufort Gazette

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