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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Earthnut Pea

The Earth Nut pea is a small climbing perennial, Native to Europe and Asia. It is a week climber, so it will need a little help.

What you want is the root. It is edible raw and cooked.

Earthnut pea takes a short time to cook, and is only added towards the end of the preparation time – this is because it cooks rapidly and adding it late enables it to keep most of its nutritious elements. Often combined with chopped and minced veggies, to make a wonderful soup.

This is something that you will need to take to your local greenhouse about.


Marina said...


Phelan said...

ya I know, but I didn't want to do the obvious E just yet.

Bucky said...

okay, you say it is a perennial, but not if you eat the root. is any of the rest of the plant edible?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe it took me half an hour to catch up!

I also forgot that you're an hour ahead of me this time of year!

How'm I supposed to go get a new camera cable when you're so interesting? I know I'll miss at least three posts - four if I stop to get honey and broccoli on the way home!?

Phelan said...

Mark, nothing else on the plant is edible, perennial is what I was informed.


Phelan said...

Mark, sorry. I guess I am being a little slow. You are right, it will not come back if you eat the root. People do use it as decoritive. If you don't eat it, it will come back.

Anonymous said...

As usual, you are a treasure trove of info. This was interesting!

Anonymous said...

Too late! My mother called - again! Ack!

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