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    So, I noticed -- what I think is some sort of acacia, possibly catclaw -- is putting forth these pods that look like fat green beans. The leaves look more feathery than those of a catclaw though.

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    So I grabbed a few

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    I grilled some, and some I left green

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    But I still haven't worked up the nerve to try one.

    If they are what I think they are, they were traditionally ground up, and served as a mush or cake.

    I'm thinking of boiling them in a couple changes of water, and then giving them a taste.

    What think you? Anyone have experience with these?


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    I'm not sure what they are, but if you say
    If they are what I think they are
    I would recommend not trying them until you can say I know what they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    I would recommend not trying them until you can say I know what they are.
    ditto x 100.
    Do NOT put anything in your mouth that you have not positively ID'd.
    There are members of the pea family that look incredibly similar and are TOXIC. The bean pods (another indicator of the pea family, Fabacea) are not the same as the toxic pea-tree I have near my house, but the possibility is still there.

    Get a positive ID, THEN try them if they are not toxic. If you can locate one of these trees with flowers on it, we might be able to help with ID.
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    I agree. I consider this project back-burned, pending further investigation.

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