To grow improved fruit varieties, it’s possible to join local,wild varieties with their improved relatives.Fruit elixir has lots of vitamin C, and ripe fruit is usually sweet, so we are programmed to like sweet things.
1. Wild Fruits And Nuts Nature’s Abundant Gifts
Wild fruits and nuts are nature’s produce section ready and waiting for us to fill our shopping bags for FREE! There is no check out line to wait in and all is open for the taking on wild and public lands.
Get your fatty acids and fats from these wild super foods that can help to round out your super health experience!
Wild fruits and nuts are nature’s gifts waiting to be harvested. I simply adore those moments on a hike when I come across food growing off a tree or vine… the garden of Eden seems to come to life!
In tropical climates wild fruits and nuts are abundantly growing everywhere like weeds, you can’t stop them if you tried.
Lots of nuts and lots of fruit… massive, ripe and full of wild flavors!
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2. 7 Wild and Wonderful Indigenous American Fruits
By Laurel Randolph | July 3, 2015 | 9:00am
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You’re probably already aware that the picture-perfect strawberries you’re buying at the supermarket—or even the farmers’ market, for that matter—are a far cry from the fruit’s origins. Through years of cultivation and select breeding, fruits and vegetables have been magically turned into bigger, sweeter, easier to grow versions of their former selves.
What you might not know is some of these fruits can be traced back to American roots (pun not intended), and many of these wild varieties still exist. The following fruits are just a few examples of fruits native to America, and are delicious just as they are—wild and free.
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3. 50+ Edible Wild Berries & Fruits~ A Foragers Guide
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Edible wild berries and fruit are some of the most rewarding things to find when you’re out foraging wild edible plants. Unlike roots and greens, wild berries and fruits often don’t require preparation and cooking. That makes them very accessible for beginners and provide a sweet bit of instant gratification.
Wild fruits within the same genus tend to prefer similar habitats, which means when you stumble onto a patch of wild berries there are likely other similar tasty edibles nearby. This fall my children and I harvested 23 different species of wild berries and fruits on one two hour hike. That same day we also came across 4 different nut species, and nearly a dozen edible and medicinal mushroom species.
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4. Make Your Own ‘Hillbilly’ Wine
BY AARON MUNZER | SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
Some call it “hillbilly wine,” others would never drink it on principle, and most people have never even heard of it, now that we, as a society, buy our wine in 750 ml. bottles and comment on its floral notes and hints of vanilla and peach.
The elixir I’m talking about is homemade, four-ingredient fruit wine. It’s a simple by-product of hungry yeasts feasting on the sugar contained in the summer and fall harvests of ripened fruits. For many thousands of years it was a method of preservation analogous to canning, allowing folks to still enjoy their fruit in those cold winter months.
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