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Five basic foraging rules:
  1. Never forage or eat anything you cannot positively identify as safe
  2. Never pick endangered plant species
  3. Always protect plants and nature
  4. Only pick as much as you need and never take all the plants where you forage
    (This will give them time to recover and multiply.
    By doing that, you will be able to return back and forage again next season)
  5. At all times be careful of poisonous plants, snakes and insects.
    (A helpful website is - http://www.wilderness-survival.net/snake/1/)
  6. Only forage in unrestricted areas or obtain permission from a landowner to forage.

Prickly Pear - Opuntia
  • Habitat:

  • Height: 1 to 18 feet tall

  • Time(Season): Fruits ripen during late summer to fall

  • Use: The prickly pear juice is used in jellies and candies. Prickly pear cactus contains fiber and pectin, which can lower blood glucose by decreasing the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine Researchers think that it might also decrease cholesterol levels, and kill viruses in the body.

  • Leaves: The plant is comprised of wide, flat, thick pads that are covered in spines and segmented stems

  • Flower: large orange or yellow flowers

  • Fruit: It bears an edible fruit that is covered with a thorny skin The skin has to be carefully removed for the fruit


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