Earlier we discussed about the plant survival basics. In this post we are going to discuss the edibility of plants or plant food survival for survival situations.
Plants are widely available anywhere. You can also procure them easily. Furthermore, with the right selections, they can be a potential source of nutritious and healthy food. All these qualities make plants highly valuable to you and your survival.
You have to positively identify the plants you plan to eat. These mishaps of incorrect and especially careless plant identification have lead to people getting poisoned – you could be them.
But it’s important to also know that the toxicity in plants can differ even with the same species. This could be due to environmental or genetic factors.
The Universal Edibility Test is a “test” you can perform to determine the plants which are edible or are safe to eat.
It is important that you should brush up on your plant knowledge to prepare for survival situations. Knowing the features of both cultivated and wild plants alike.
Consider washing plants you find in more urbanized or housed areas. These plants could catch emissions and even sprays of pesticide. For plants you found in contaminated water, you will have to boil or disinfect them.
Do not eat fruits that show signs of mildew or fungus. They plants that grew them could have developed dangerous fungal toxins.
Your allergies you must keep in mind when dealing with different plants.
Plant Food Survival: Important Warnings
Do not consume mushrooms. You cannot experiment with mushrooms – the mushrooms you can eat can only be verified through positive identification. If you do not want the risk, do not take the chance. The damage dangerous mushrooms can do to you, targets more the central the nervous systems. The signs may not appear until days after ingestion – when so, it might be too late.
It is critical that you avoid accidental poisoning. Eat only the plants you can identify that are safe to eat – through acquired knowledge or the aforementioned universal edibility test.