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    Default anyone know about Bear corn aka Conopholis americana aka squawroot

    I've done a lot of googleing, but can't come up with much on it. I saw a lot of it in NC and TN.
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    A little more info bout what yer a needn, come in ajug or firestartin? Ide wat looks like?
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    New fish here, but this is right up my alley, yes its very edible when mature...have plenty of them here in northern appalachia

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    Default Tried Bear Corn (Conopholis Americana)

    I tried it and made a couple of videos, which I'll share. (I am not an expert, so please try at your own risk.) I can say that it's terribly bitter raw, and fairly mild when roasted. It looks like it would taste much better than it actually does! We found this at the end of May, on the Appalachian trail in the North Carolina Tennessee region.

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    Found some in late May on the Appalachian Trail of NC/TN region. When I tasted raw it was terribly bitter. I roasted it with a little olive oil at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, and it was much milder. Edible, but not delicious. The link to the video of it raw is below, and you'll see I have uploaded a video of it cooked as well.

    Raw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEBcR1M-eUw

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    Quote Originally Posted by smcnazz View Post
    I tried it and made a couple of videos, which I'll share. (I am not an expert, so please try at your own risk.) I can say that it's terribly bitter raw, and fairly mild when roasted. It looks like it would taste much better than it actually does! We found this at the end of May, on the Appalachian trail in the North Carolina Tennessee region.
    Thanks for the review. I think your comment at the end of the video says all I need to hear....."still gross".
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    Lest we not forget bacon and salt to go with that butter. Hey, now that I think about it; who needs the Bear Corn if you have those three?
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    Edible can be translated to "Won't kill you....doesn't mean it tastes good.......
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