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Pignuts – A little hidden gem for the forager.

June 26, 2017

Cumbriafoodie

It`s the end of May and the beginning of June and now`s the time to go foraging for Pignuts.They`re everywhere at the moment , Woods , Roadsides , Hedgerows and Riverbanks. They`re very east to spot and identify so hopefully this quick guide will make it totally foolproof for you all. In the photo below you`ll be able to see the actual Pignut as it`s attatched to the stem of the plant , uncleaned and straight out of the soil. The 5 White Pignuts below are what they look like once they`re skinned in a little Water. They`re ready to eat once they`ve been skinned.

Looking for the tell tale flowers whilst out and about is as easy as anything. They`re so simple to spot , small white flowers in May and June on a single stem of Green. The photos below are by the side of a country road.

 

Here`s a couple of close ups in…

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