Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Beach Peas - A Wild (and Edible) Food

As I have previously written, there are dozens—if not hundreds—of varieties of most fruits and vegetables.

Unfortunately, we are privy to only one or two (not the most flavorful) of each when we shop at the supermarket. Much of what we eat is dictated by how growing and transport issues affect the big food companies’ bottom lines.

Some lesser-known varieties can be found in farmers’ markets, while others appear in more unlikely places; wild foods, which our ancestors domesticated to create agriculture and a steady food supply, are still plentiful.

Watch the video below for an example.


video

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I'm in WA state. I went hiking today and ran across some beach peas. I wasn't sure if they were edible, although I suspected they were. I'll have to go back tomorrow and pick away! Fabulous blog you have here! I'm saving you and coming back!