Foraged with appreciation and respect for nature to support our wild-food connection by Miles Irving and team at Forager Ltd.
Thick crunchy, juicy, salty crinkly leaves. This is one of my favourite wild foods!
This mineral rich hardy perennial vegetable grows around the coast and in well drained sunny spots.
It is thought to be truly indigenous to the UK, being so delicious it became so popular with our ancestors, that at one stage it was hard to find. Now, however, it grows plentifully and is well established. You can even purchase seeds for this yourself if you fancy growing this wonderful veg in a sunny well drained spot in your own garden/allotment. Find seeds to orderwith its official name Crambe maritima.
A member of the brassica family, it is full of goodness and is a great way of adding some diversity to the leafy greens in your diet.
Wash well before use
Can be eaten raw or cooked.
Prepare/eat in the same way as you would kale/cabbage.
Makes a great addition to fermented vegetable mixes - if you are familiar with how to prepare probiotic rich, lactic acid based ferments, like sauerkraut.