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Old 06-15-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
Jun 2009
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Anybody know if I can make a salad out of the leaves I prune off my hops plants? I have a Cascade and Nugget. I don't mind trying it even if they taste bad, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to end up in the emergency room or on the phone with poison control.

I'll post some pictures of my plants later as well as any salads I make as long as nobody instructs me not to eat them.

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
Mar 2008
Fairfax, VA
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If you're all organic, I'd say go for it. It's recommended you eat them when they're young, like the shoots. I imagine they're very tough to chew as the bines mature.

Hop plant parts used

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:47 PM   #3
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According to this edible/medicinal plant website they can be used for salad. Though they recommend doing so earlier in the year.

Humulus lupulus - Plants For A Future database report

Let us know how it tastes.

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