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I don't know if a wild-growing fruit tree counts as a weed, but I love eating mulberries. They come in dark red (black when ripe) and white. They taste like really sweet raspberries. Most people don't even know they're edible, so more for me. (I ask permission if picking them in a friend's yard, obviously.)
A weed is just a plant that grows where you don't want it.
Every single food item that we grow today was once "wild" or a weed. Human beings bred them to be more of what they already were - to have more edible seeds, to taste better, to have bigger fruit, to be stronger and less likely to fall over in a heavy rain or high winds.
That said, I grew up gathering "weeds" for poke salad. If I NEVER see another poke salad I'll be just as happy. Dandelion greens and all the rest taste awful. I no longer remember even a fraction of the plants I was taught to gather for salads, and I don't regret that a bit.
EDIT: BTW - We called it "poke salad" because it was made up of whatever you could find and put in your "poke" - eg bag or sack.
Last edited by Pyewackette; 03-20-2017 at 02:21 PM..
I'm sure at some times I've eaten other 'weeds' when traveling that other cultures put in salads/ sautéed mixed greens.
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