Rachel Lambert: forager, author, guide

Wild Food: Common Vetch

Edible wild vetch on a foraging course in Cornwall

Perhaps you've seen this plant; Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) climbing up hedgerows? It also grows on wasteland, scrub and the edge of woodlands. It is a very attarctive, wild plant, but did you know it is also edible?

In this blog I describe which parts of vetch are edible, how to cook it, use it and how to eliminate toxins that can be present in parts of the plant.

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